Copland, Aaron (1900 – 1990)

Last Edited:
07-Feb-2013 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Date Title / Tracks Performers Parameters
1924 Symphony for organ and orchestra
  1. Prelude: Andante
  2. Scherzo: Allegro molto; Moderato
  3. Finale: Lento; Allegro moderato
  1. E Power Biggs (organ), New York Philharmonic,
    Leonard Bernstein
  1. Columbia MS 7058 (1967) LP
    24:30, 34413, S
1925 Dance Symphony for orchestra
  1. Introduction; Lento; Molto allegro; Adagio molto
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Allegro vivo
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7223 (1968) LP
    I-III: 18:00, 25282, S
1925Music for the Theater for orchestra
  • Dance
  1. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  1. Columbia MG 30071 (1970) LL
    3:14, 4562, S
1928 Two Pieces for String Orchestra
  1. Lento molto
  2. Rondino
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7375 (1975) LP
    I-II: 10:17, 14458, S
1933 Short Symphony for orchestra
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7223 (1968) LP
    15:25, 21654, S
1934 Statements for orchestra
  1. Militant
  2. Cryptic
  3. Dogmatic
  4. Subjective
  5. Jingo
  6. Prophetic
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia M 30374 (1973) LP
    I-VI: 17:53, 25134, S
1936El Salón México for orchestra
  1. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  1. Columbia MG 30071 (1970) LL
    10:51, 15291, S
1938 Billy the Kid; ballet
  1. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra,
    Leonard Slatkin
  2. (suite)
    New York Philharmonic,
    Leonard Bernstein
  1. EMI CDC-7 47382 (1986) DDD
    32:37, 45813, S
  2. Columbia MG 30071 (1970) LL
    20:18, 28526, S

1938 An Outdoor Overture for orchestra
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7375 (1975) LP
    9:01, 12679, S
1940 Our Town; film score 
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7375 (1975) LP
    11:02, 15499, S
1940 Quiet City for trumpet, cor anglais, and string orchestra
  1. Michael Winfield (English horn)
    Wiiliam Lang (trumpet)
    London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia MS 7375 (1975) LP
    9:47, 13765, S
1942
revised
1943
Rodeo; ballet
  1. Buckaroo Holiday
  2. Corral Nocturne
  3. Saturday Night Waltz
  4. Hoe-Down
  1. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra,
    Leonard Slatkin
  2. Concert Arts Orchestra,
    Robert Irving
    Capitol SP-8702 () LP
  3. New York Philharmonic,
    Leonard Bernstein




  1. EMI CDC-7 47382 (1986) DDD
    I: 7:13, 10157, S
    II: 3:34, 5021, S
    III: 7:57, 11178, S
    IV: 4:13, 5932, S
  2. Capitol SP-8702 () LP
    I-IV: 18:55, 26577, S
  3. Columbia MG 30071 (1970) LL
    I-IV: 18:28, 25944, S
1942 Lincoln Portrait for narrator and orchestra 
  1. Narrated by Adlai Stevenson
    The Philadelphia Orchestra,
    Eugene Ormandy
  1. Columbia MS 6684 (1964) LP
    15:17, 21478, S
1942 Fanfare for the Common Man for brass and percussion
  1. The Philadelphia Orchestra,
    Eugene Ormandy
  1. Columbia MS 6684 (1964) LP
    2:54, 4079, S
1944 Appalachian Spring; chamber ballet
  1. Concert Arts Orchestra,
    Robert Irving
  2. New York Philharmonic,
    Leonard Bernstein
  1. Capitol SP-8702 () LP
    21:36, 30333, S
  2. Columbia MG 30071 (1970) LL
    24:22, 34227, S
1946 Symphony No. 3 for orchestra
  1. Molto moderato
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Andantino quasi allegretto
  4. Molto deliberato - Allegro risoluto
  1. New York Philharmonic,
    Leonard Bernstein
  1. Columbia MS 6954 (1966) LP
    I: 10:12, 14336, S
    II: 7:56, 11143, S
    III-IV: 23:00, 32309, S
 1949 Preamble for a Solemn Occasion for orchestra
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia M 31714 (1972) LP
    5:56, 8343, S
1929,
revised
1955
Symphonic Ode for orchestra
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia M 31714 (1972) LP
    19:43, 27703, S
1957 Arrangement of Piano Variations for orchestra
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia M 31714 (1972) LP
    12:24, 17423, S
1964 Music for a Great City for orchestra
  1. Skyline
  2. Night Thoughts
  3. Subway Jam
  4. Toward the Bridge
  1. London Symphony Orchestra,
    Aaron Copland
  1. Columbia M 30374 (1973) LP
    I-IV: 24:38, 34621, S

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