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Appalachian Spring : original ballet version.

Author: Aaron Copland; Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett; Aaron Sherber
Publisher: Middleton, Wisconsin : Published for the American Musicological Society by A-R Editions, Inc., 2020. ©2020
Series: Recent researches in American music, 88.; Music of the United States of America, volume 31.; Recent researches in Music Online.
Edition/Format:   Downloadable musical score : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Appalachian Spring is perhaps the most popular work by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Composed as a ballet for the renowned choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991), it was the result of a close collaboration between Copland and Graham, and the music quickly took on a life of its own. However, the best known versions of the score, those most frequently recorded and heard in concert, differ in form and musical content  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ballets (Music)
Scores
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
Appalachian Spring.
Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., 2020.
(OCoLC)1155808277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Copland; Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett; Aaron Sherber
ISBN: 9781987204599 198720459X
OCLC Number: 1157130708
Notes: Due to copyright restrictions, the music of the ballet (included on pages 1-184 of the print version) has been excluded from the electronic version. Please refer to the print version for the music.
Includes biographical sketch and commentary.
Description: 1 online resource (1 score (l, 227 pages, 15 pages of plates)) : facsimiles, portrait.
Contents: Appalachian Spring: the score for Graham's ballet. Genesis of the ballet ; The score: materials and structure ; Appalachian Spring after the premiere ; The score among meanings: the identity and limits of a critical edition --
Plates --
Appalachian Spring --
Critical report --
Appendices. Comparison of tempos ; Augmented orchestration markings ; Selected discography --
Bibliopraphy.
Medium of Performance: flute
clarinet
bassoon
piano
violin
viola
cello
double bass
chamber orchestra
Series Title: Recent researches in American music, 88.; Music of the United States of America, volume 31.; Recent researches in Music Online.
Other Titles: Appalachian spring
Responsibility: Aaron Copland ; edited by Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett and Aaron Sherber.

Abstract:

"Appalachian Spring is perhaps the most popular work by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Composed as a ballet for the renowned choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991), it was the result of a close collaboration between Copland and Graham, and the music quickly took on a life of its own. However, the best known versions of the score, those most frequently recorded and heard in concert, differ in form and musical content from the original ballet, which was scored for a chamber ensemble of thirteen instruments and premiered by the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Library of Congress on 30 October 1944. This edition presents the first completed engraving of the original version of Appalachian Spring, providing musicians and scholars access to the score as it has been performed for more than 75 years by the Graham Company. On each page of the score, the editors have included stills from the 1958 film of the ballet, with Graham dancing the lead role, in order to highlight the connection between music and dance. An introductory essay explores the creation of the work, the musical structure, the origins of and differences among multiple versions of the score, and the continued significance and influence of Copland's music. The critical commentary draws on manuscript and published sources, as well as Graham Company performance practice, to illuminate editorial decisions. The edition also includes appendices that present a comparison of historical tempi, markings from the Graham tradition for augmenting the orchestration, and a selected discography of different versions of the score." --

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