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Welcome!

 

I'm glad that you found your way here. I have been performing traditional and vintage music for over 45 years. I am perhaps best known as a caller of square and contra dance, but I also have an international reputation as a composer of rounds. My musical compositions are for people I know and their situations and celebrations.

 

I see American traditional dance at its best as an expression of the individual in the context of a caring and creative community, and as a celebration of our ability to enter into such communities as we make our way through a fast-changing world. In my dance teaching I draw on my experience with the dances and children's games of the U.S.A., Quebec, and the British Isles to help contemporary communities express their "solidarity in diversity."

 

Many folks have asked for the packet of traditional lyrics (with chords) that I have used at song sessions to keep people from staring at their smartphones. I'm including it for your pleasure here.

 

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Trad American Lyrics with Chords
Traditional Lyrics with Chords.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 202.3 KB
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Grant My Wish
MGW - Full Score.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 42.6 KB

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Stay Gentle Stranger
A three part, two part round.
Stay.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 32.9 KB


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Lovely Lady Waltz melody.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 39.0 KB
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Lovely Lady Waltz String Quartet
Lovely Lady Waltz.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 332.6 KB

The Store

Rounds, Canons and Partner Songs

The latest edition of Rounds, Canons and Partner Songs. 68 of my compositions. This includes all of the old favorites: Onawa's Waltz, Dance For the Nations, The Road is Calling, and some new pieces as well. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

$25.00

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Rounds, Canons, and Partner Song PDF

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$10.00


The Complete Rounds and Canons of Joseph Haydn (English)

For the first time all 58 of Haydn's Rounds and Canons in English. Translations of his original Lyrics as well as variations. This book includes his ten commandments, suitable for Church Choirs, the 46 more worldly Rounds, and 2 additional rounds not included in the Haydn Canon with new words by John Krumm. Rounds range from easy to challenging. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.
In addition, All of the rounds have been published as videos on YouTube for your practice and listening enjoyment at: John Krumm - YouTube

$25.00

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The Complete Rounds and Canons of Joseph Haydn PDF

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$10.00


Tune Sets for Contra Dances

100 tunes for musicians who read music and have the opportunity to play for dancers but don’t have the repertoire or experience to put together sets of tunes for an evening. Facing pages are suitable for creating medleys. These are familiar traditional tunes from Irish, British, New England, Canadian, and Appalachian sources. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

$20.00

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Tune Sets for Contra Dances PDF

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$10.00


Harmonized Waltzes

Here are 23 beautiful waltzes with suggested harmonies for your enjoyment. I subtitled this book, “A Curious Collection” because it is, in part, an attempt to expand people’s thinking about the kinds of tunes and songs which inspire great dancing. A great book for Violin teachers looking for small ensemble pieces for their students. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

$15.00

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Harmonized Waltzes PDF

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$10.00

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Play Parties and Singing Games

A practical collection of 29 play parties and singing games. I have chosen dances and games that have a simple beauty and are accessible to the people you work with. I’ve formatted them in a practical way for callers, teachers, and musicians to use while working.  Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

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Play Parties and Singing Games PDF

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$10.00

Resources for Musical Communities PDF

Songs, Rounds, Dances, and pieces from the Suzuki Violin Repertoire arranged for Suzuki group enrichment and integrating the student violinist into the music classroom. N.B. this in not a book based on Suzuki pedagogy.

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$10.00