Copland Tribute, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (arr. Clare Grundman)

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Gong
  • Long Drum
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece, a collage of passages from works of Aaron Copland, was created in 1985 to honor the eminent Brooklyn-born composer's 85th birthday. This adaptation will enable concert band performers and their audiences to enjoy a varied sampling from the most popular music of one of America's most esteemed composers.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Minnesota: II
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Washington College (Chestertown, Md.) Wind Ensemble (Jon McCollum, conductor) - 2 December 2021q
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 10 March 2018
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 4 July 2016
  • Sierra Nevada Winds (Yuba City, Calif.) (Robert Halseth, conductor) – 21 November 2015
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima High School (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Borden, conductor) - 2014
  • George Washington High School (Charleston, W.Va.) Concert Band (Mark Hardman, conductor) – 8 May 2019 (Clay Center, W.Va.)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Copland, A.; Grundman, C. (1986). A Copland Tribute [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: London.
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 66. Print.