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Appalachian Spring
Score Sheet Music Book
By Aaron Copland

Orchestra; Score (Study Score)
Score. Composed by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. American, Classical, Contemporary. Softcover. 84 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051200825. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48001989).

Item Number: HL.48001989

ISBN 9781480342323. 6.75x10.5x0.188 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 original scoring called for a chamber ensemble of thirteen instruments. The present arrangement for symphony orchestra was made by the composer in the spring of 1945. It is a condensed version of the ballet, retaining all essential features but omitting 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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  • May 05, 2012 Attractive, Useful Study Edition

    This is a nice edition for basic study or listening purposes. Its compact size (roughly 10.5" x 6.5") allows for shelving with regular books, yet also allows the score itself to remain readable. (Nevertheless, if I were actually going to *conduct* this piece, I would want a larger edition on...

    the podium.) The paper binding is sturdy, and the typography is clear. I've used it for both home and concert listening.

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