Stomp Your Foot (tr. Duffy)

From Wind Repertory Project
Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (trans. Thomas Duffy)

Subtitle: Choral Square Dance from The Tender Land

General Info

Year: 1954 / 1956 / 2000
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

SATB Chorus


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Copland's only full-length opera, The Tender Land (1952-1954), tells the story of a young girl, Laurie Moss, who grows up on a Midwestern farm and is about to leave home. Two numbers from this opera have become choral favorites. In The Promise of Living, at the close of the first act, three generations of the Moss family and their hired hands sing a hymn of gratitude for life, the land, and the spring harvest. Stomp Your Foot is a rousing square dance number sung by the entire cast at Laurie's high school graduation party.

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 12 May 2012

Commissioned by the U.S. Army Field Band.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Copland, A.; Duffy, T. Everett, H. (2000). Stomp Your Foot: From The Promised Land [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [New York, N.Y.]
  • Thomas Duffy website Accessed 18 April 2021