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Appalachian Spring

Score

By Aaron Copland

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Chamber Ensemble
Score. Composed by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. Softcover. 72 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051097586. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48001248).

Item Number: HL.48001248
ISBN 1617805610. 8.5x11 inches.

Appalachian Spring was composed in 1943-44 as a ballet for Miss Martha Graham on a commission from the Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. It was first performed by Miss Graham and her company at the Coolidge Festival in the Libarary of Congress, Washington, D.C., on October 30, 1944. The present version is scored for the original chamber ensemble of thirteen instruments. It is a condensed version of the ballet (identical with the original suite derived from the ballet for symphony orchestra), which retains all essential features but omits those sections in which the interest is primarily choreographic. In 1945 Appalachian Spring received the Pulitzer Prize for music as well as the award of the Music Critics Circle of New York for the outstanding theatrical work of the season.

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  • 5

    Location:
    NYC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • June 11, 2012 Copland Chamber Version

    This score is perfectly adequate for a conductor to use in performance. It is the original 13-instrument chamber version (as opposed to the full orchestra version) but it is not a miniature score. The type-face is clear and large enough to read when on the podium.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Saco, ME
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 21, 2008 Great Graduate Showpiece

    This is an excellent piece for a graduate recital. This score is exactly like the score that you get when renting the parts, except the rented score is spiral bound. ENJOY!!

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