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Variations on a Shaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring)

Score and Parts

By Aaron Copland

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Orchestra, Score (Score & Parts)
Score and Parts. Composed by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Boosey & Hawkes Orchestra. Boosey & Hawkes #M051725113. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48007426).

Item Number: HL.48007426

8.5x11 inches.

“Variations on a Shaker Melody” is an excerpt from “Appalachian Spring” which was composed in 1943-44 as a ballet for Miss Martha Graham on a commission from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. The ballet was first performed by Miss Graham and her company at the Coolidge Festival in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on October 30, 1944.

The original scoring called for a chamber ensemble of thirteen instruments. The present arrangement for symphony orchestra was made by the composer especially for performance by school and community orchestras.

1 - FULL SCORE 16 pages

1 - PICCOLO & FLUTE 2 1 page

1 - FLUTE 1 2 pages

1 - OBOE 1 2 pages

1 - OBOE 2 1 page

1 - BASSOON 1 1 page

1 - BASSOON 2 1 page

1 - BB CLARINET 1 2 pages

1 - BB CLARINET 2 2 pages

1 - BB TRUMPET 1 1 page

1 - BB TRUMPET 2 1 page

1 - F HORN 1 1 page

1 - F HORN 2 1 page

1 - TROMBONE 1 1 page

1 - TROMBONE 2 1 page

2 - PERCUSSION 1 page

2 - TIMPANI 1 page

1 - PIANO 4 pages

1 - HARP 2 pages

8 - VIOLIN 1 1 page

8 - VIOLIN 2 1 page

5 - VIOLA 1 page

5 - VIOLONCELLO 1 page

5 - CONTRABASS 1 page

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Caleb Rocke
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • February 20, 2007 Excellent piece for Orchestra Concert/Recital

    I purchased Variations on a Shaker Melody for my local community ensemble. We have a good mix of musicians ranging from beginner to advanced. This piece is difficult enough to be challenging and fun for intermediate to advanced players, while being simple enough for the less advanced and novice level...

    musicians. Besides, it has an impressive appearance in your concert program. It's written by Aaron Copland.

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