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Collection Aaron Copland Collection


From "Passacaglia" to "Proclamation for Piano" (9 works)

Form: Piano
Date: 1922
First performance: January 1923. Paris. XXXX Ericourt, piano
Publisher: Éditions Maurice Senart
Date of publication: 1922
Timing: 6.5'
Dedication: "à Mademoiselle Nadia BOULANGER"
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Form: Voice and piano
Date: 1921
Text: E. Powys Mathers, from the Kafirstani
First performance: 10 January 1922. Charles Hubbard, singer; Aaron Copland, piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1979
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Petite Portrait (ABE)
Form: Piano
Date: 1921
First performance: Fontainebleau, 21 September 1921. Aaron Copland, piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1981
Notes: originally a fourth "Mood" grouped with the Three Moods. The subject of the portrait is Copland's school friend Abe Ginsburg; the motive ABE forms the material of the piece
Piano Fantasy
Date: 1955-1957
First performance: 25 October 1957. New York. William Masselos, piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1957
Timing: 31'
Dedication: "to the memory of William Kapell"
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Piano Sonata
Date: 1939-1941
First performance: 21 October 1941. Buenos Aires. Aaron Copland, piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1942
Timing: 23'
Dedication: "to Clifford Odets"
Contents: I. Molto moderato II. Vivace III. Andante sostenuto
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Piano Variations
Date: 1930
First performance: 4 January 1931. New York. Aaron Copland
Publisher: Cos Cob Press
Date of publication: 1932
Timing: 11'
Dedication: "to Gerald Sykes."
Notes: orchestrated 1957 as Orchestral Variations. Choreographed by Martha Graham as "Dithyramb."
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Poet's Song

Form: Voice and piano
Date: 1927
Text: E.E. Cummings
First performance: 11 October, 1935. New York. Ethel Luening, soprano; Aaron Copland, piano
Publisher: Cos Cob Press
Date of publication: 1935
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Preamble for a Solemn Occasion
Form: Narrator (optional) and orchestra
Date: 1949
Text: Preamble, the United Nations charter
First performance: N.Y. Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein; Sir Laurence Olivier, narrator
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1953
Timing: 6'
Notes: Copland's arrangement for band, made in 1973, was published in 1974
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Prelude for Chamber Orchestra
Date: 1924/1928
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1968
Timing: 6'
Dedication: no dedication on published music: presumably "to Nadia Boulanger, with admiration."
Notes: arranged from the first movement of the Symphony for Organ and Orchestra [link to work0004] / Symphony no. 1 [link to work0005]
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Proclamation for Piano
Date: 1982
First performance: 1983 February 28. Bennett Lerner
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1984
Timing: 3'
Dedication: "to Phillip Ramey"
Notes: published with Mid-Day Thoughts as "Two Piano Pieces." Orchestrated 1985 by Phillip Ramey as "Proclamation for Orchestra."
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