"A great addition for your music book collection!"
Along the River is an exciting collection of reels, jigs, waltzes, and other dance tunes written in the last twenty-five years by musicians of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.
The book is thoughtfully designed, with a spiral binding, alphabetical table of contents, clear, easy-to-read notation, and a 7x9 size that will allow it to fit in the accessory pocket of many instrument cases. Chord suggestions and a short anecdote from the composer are included with each tune. The book's introduction offers a short account of the development of the contradance music scene in the Connecticut River Valley, while the appendix includes composer biographies and a discography.
The Companion CD features many tunes from the book, recorded by Susan Conger and friends.