Copland - Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Arranged by Bryan Stanley. For Piano. BH Piano. 28 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051246373. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019195).
ISBN 1423454766. 9x12 inches.
Copland's famous ballet suite has never been published in a solo piano transcription. This new version is idiomatic for the instrument, retaining all the music from the standard 1945 orchestra suite.
Location: from Jyvaskyla, Finland
February 8, 2013
Finally an arrangement!
Every time I have listened to this composition, I have wished I could play it with the piano. Now finally it is reality! I was afraid that the arrangement would be too difficult to my playing skills. Fortunately Sheet Music Plus provided the site with four invaluable "sound bites". I...
6 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Columbia, MD
June 5, 2009
I can only echo the praise in "As good as it can get," the other review of this work. Kudos to the transcriber who did a phenomenal job of preserving the marvelous chords in the orchestral version. The occasional "baldness" in the arrangement is due to the limitations of the...
31 of 47 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Marburg, Germany
June 9, 2008
As good as it can get
As long as I know "Appalachian Spring", I have been waiting for a piano transcription. Thus, I was thrilled to see that this work has finally been achieved. Of course, the piano can't fully display the whole orchestral range of the ballet, but it gets quite close. I appreciate this...
25 of 50 people found this review helpful.