Opus Dance is James' latest recording with Susie Petrov. It is almost entirely his compositions ("opus" is a collection of musical compostions) played on piano and accordion. Susie and James leave it for the connoisseur to work out who is playing which instrument on each track.
The dances are written by James' father Alex Gray and published in the Tweedale Collection Volume 4. The music for the previously published dance "The Mathematicians" is a new tune written as a musical canon to match the canon in the dance.
|4.||The Black Squirrel||8x32S|
|5.||Carlin's Loup||4x32R (2 Chords)|
|7.||Machine Without Wheels||8x32J|
|10.||A New Approach||5x32S|
|11.||The Mathematicians||5x40R||12.||A Light in the Darkness||Waltz/Air|
James Gray's solo Scottish dance CD Piano Dance was recorded on a concert grand piano so all tracks are great to listen and dance to.
|3.||Ms Katy B.||4x32R|
|4.||Set of Strathspeys||8x32S|
|7.||Sands of Morar||8x32S|
|8.||Set of Jigs||8x32J|
|9.||The Arctic Circle||64R|
|10.||Set of Strathspeys||4x32S|
|11.||The Chequered Court||8x32J|
|12.||Set of Reels||8x32R|
|14.||Iona Cross||3x32S 3x32R|
Other recordings featuring James Gray
- a first dram
- The debut release from Scottish Measure Scottish Country Dance Band.
- The Host of the Air
- James Gray, Laura Risk and Susie Petrov play imaginative arrangements for Scottish Country Dancing.
- James Gray is one of three pianists who accompany Gregor Borland (Scottish Fiddle Champion) on this CD.