Gianandrea noseda, phylicia rashad and the national symphony orchestra perform coplands lincoln portrait. Aaron copland 19001990 is one of the titans of american art music. This is an excellent introduction to this composer. A lincoln portrait by aaron copland wind band literature. One of coplands most popular pieces, lincoln portrait was commissioned during the early years of the war by conductor andre kostelanetz for a program of three new works by american composers. On sale through our online shop orders will be despatched by mail from our online shop. Were celebrating independence day with a full hour of music by american composers, including aaron coplands lincoln portrait. And lincolns words in a lincoln portrait would grace. Find composition details, parts movement information and albums that contain performances of an outdoor overture, for orchestra on allmusic. Aaron copland collection, available online, web page, web. Aaron copland november 14, 1900 december 2, 1990 was an american composer of concert and film music.
Orchestral works fanfare for the common man rodeo the red pony lincoln portrait music. Aaron copland, born in 1900, was one of the most respected american classical composers of the twentieth century. The work involves a full orchestra, with particular emphasis on. The first part is a portrayal of lincoln, the mysterious sense of fatality that surrounds lincolns personality, and. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Aaron copland collection, available online, web page. Music appreciation final redone flashcards quizlet. To andre kostelanetz with profoundest thanks after a thrilling radio premiere and my first hearing. Deceptive cadence hear a new performance of aaron coplands lincoln portrait with broadway star brian stokes.
Major works for orchestra and for the voice aaron copland with marian anderson, rehearsing lincoln portrait, music division, library of congress. From the album orchestral masterpieces by aaron copland on napster. United states information service copland portrait ava03011vnb1, 1975 offers aaron coplands insights and reflections on american musical history. Lincoln portrait is a classical orchestral work written by the american composer aaron copland.
Music of copland, words of a leader february 06, 2011 a national park service ranger at the lincoln memorial in washington talks about the 16th president on february 12, 2010. For those, look no further than bernsteins seminal recordings. The roster includes gregory peck, katharine hepburn, henry. Portrait of president deeply patriotic composers stature not in doubt. A stirring tribute to an eminent american, it includes. He created a lincoln portrait, a dramatic work for orchestra and narrator, and used president abraham lincoln s own words from letters and speeches to supply the text. Lincoln portrait copland narrated by eugenie bondurant conducted by mark sforzini performed by the tampa bay symphony at the palladium theater, st. Each has performed as narrator in coplands lincoln portrait with the chicago.
The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. This is a list of compositions by aaron copland 19001990 in chronological order of composition. We of this congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. Andre kostelanetz who commissioned a lincoln portrait began a tradition of asking the narrators to autograph his score after each performance. Although works like appalachian spring, rodeo, and lincoln portrait command the attention of the general public, of whom aaron copland was constantly aware, there are works for the piano that deserve and demand close study by pianists.
Lincoln portrait by aaron copland 19001990 sheet music for. One agrees with the protests, but one takes comfort from the knowledge that aaron coplands creative stature will not be diminished by this episode. What do carl sandburg, claude rains, jane byrne, james earl jones, and barack obama and more. Night for voice 1918 a summer vacation for voice 1918 my heart is in the east for.
Lincoln portrait was at one time coplands most played piece. He was the youngest of five children in a conservative jewish family of lithuanian origins. That same year copland produced two works designed specifically to raise the morale of americas armed forces as they entered the second world war. Lincoln portrait for symphonic band and narrator hal leonard. Like coplands lincoln portrait, it uses speaker and orchestra, and i think even more effectively than the copland. Aaron copland composer 19001990 play streams in full or download mp3 from classical archives, the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. Concert band sheet music book by aaron copland 19001990. I downloaded this to add lincoln portrait to my copland collection. Stream copland, a fanfare for the common man lincoln portrait canticle of freedom harris, r american creed portraits of freedom by seattle symphony chorale and tens of millions of other.
Copland, aaron lincoln portrait new york philharmonic. Copland also continued to write works for the concert. Lincoln portrait was commissioned by andre kostelanetz for the cincinnati symphony orchestra in 1942. After his remarks, a concert performance of the work by the u. This striking patriotic work is a modern classic, unique in the concert band reper. Through incorporating popular forms of american music such as jazz and folk into.
Aaron copland, american composer who achieved a distinctive musical characterization of american themes in an expressive modern style. This striking patriotic work is a modern classic, unique. Aaron copland lincoln portrait lyrics genius lyrics. Title aaron copland with marian anderson, rehearsing lincoln portrait contributor names winigrad, allen t. The wonder of appalachian spring is how it achieves so much using such. Coplands lincoln portrait iconic american composer aaron copland discusses his work lincoln portrait. An outdoor overture, for orchestra details allmusic.
Louis premieres of coplands a lincoln portrait and jerome kerns. During world war ii, the conductor andre kostelanetz commissioned aaron copland to compose a musical portrait of a great american figure. Copland, the son of russianjewish immigrants, was born in. Aaron copland was born in brooklyn, new york, on november 14, 1900. Lincoln portrait, for speaker and orchestra by gregory. Lincoln portrait also known as a lincoln portrait is a classical orchestral work written by the american composer aaron copland. Aaron copland, eugene ormandy, andre previn, louis lane, adlai stevenson copland. Appalachian spring earned copland the pulitzer prize in 1945, cementing his reputation as the leading composer of his generation. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us.943 133 428 1089 1210 704 387 883 752 897 1517 1438 1350 1157 701 1157 1281 754 405 650 416 1140 1067 786 936 257 1376 247 694 1045 920 1419 127 26 1112 1130