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Collection Aaron Copland Collection


From "Lark" to "Lincoln Portrait" (5 works)

Form: Baritone solo and unaccompanied mixed chorus
Date: 1938
Text: Genevieve Taggard
First performance: 13 April 1943. New York. Collegiate Chorale, cond. Robert Shaw
Publisher: E.C. Schirmer
Date of publication: 1941
Timing: 4'
Dedication: "to Alma Wiener"
Las Agachadas (The Shake-Down Song)
Form: Unaccompanied mixed chorus
Date: 1942
Text: from Kurt Schindler, Folk Music and Poetry of Spain and Portugal
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1942
Timing: 3'
Notes: An arrangement of melody no. 202 in Schindler's collection Folk Music and Poetry of Spain and Portugal
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Form: Chorus and orchestra
Date: 1949
Text: Ecclesiasticus 44:1-14
Notes: meant to celebrate Serge Koussevitzky's 25th year conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The opening idea was reused in Canticle of Freedom. An orchestral interlude foreshadows the opening motive of the Piano Fantasy
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Letter from Home
Form: Radio orchestra
Date: 1944
First performance: 17 October 1944. Philco Radio Hour Orchestra, cond. Paul Whiteman
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1964
Timing: 6'
Notes: Originally scored for radio orchestra; rescored for standard orchestra by the composer, 1944. Standard-orchestra version revised in 1962
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Lincoln Portrait
Form: Narrator and orchestra
Date: 1942
First performance: 14 May 1942. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, cond. André Kostelanetz
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1942
Timing: 14'
Dedication: André Kostelanetz
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