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Excerpts from "Appalachian Spring"

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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (arr. Robert Longfield)

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General Info

Year: 1944 / 2015
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chamber ensemble
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £71.99   |   Score Only (print) - £11.99


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Program Notes

Written in 1943-44 as a ballet for Martha Graham, Appalachian Spring is one of Aaron Copland's most celebrated compositions and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. In this edition for concert band, Robert Longfield has skillfully adapted the most striking and beautiful sections from the orchestral suite. The work ranges in scope from delicate and soloistic to the overpowering force of the full ensemble, culminating with Copland's signature setting of Simple Gifts.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


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  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Victoria Warnet, conductor) - 10 November 2020
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Honors Wind Symphony (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) - 19 January 2020
  • Casco Bay Wind Symphony(Portland, Me.) (Peter Martin, conductor) – 8 June 2019
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Symphonic Band (Yudai Ueda, conductor) – 27 November 2018
  • Normal (Ill.) West High School Wind Ensemble (Lisa Preston, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (John D. Franklin, conductor) – 30 September 2018
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor)- 15 April 2018
  • Florida International University (Miami) Symphonic Band (Barry Bernhardt, conductor) – 19 April 2018
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Joshua Long, conductor) – 9 December 2017
  • Greater Miami (Fla.) Symphonic Band (Robert Longfield, conductor) – 4 May 2017 (ACB 2017 Annual Convention (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.))
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Phillip A. Day, conductor) – 18 April 2017
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 5 March 2017
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City, MI) Concert Band (Patricia Brumbaugh, conductor) - 19 April 2016
  • Allan Hancock (Santa Maria, Calif.) Community Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 12 March 2016
  • The Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 8 December 2015
  • Arkansas Winds Concert Band (Farmington, Ark.) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 6 December 2015

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