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Aaron Copland
"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo

 

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Copland: Rodeo

About Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland was a 20th century American composer from Brooklyn, New York. Copland is known for writing very American music, but he actually studied in France. His teacher, Nadia Boulanger, helped Copland find his way to an American sound in classical music.

Track list:
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Copland: Three Moods: Jazzy
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Copland: Tender Land
Copland: Organ Symphony
Copland: “Hoedown” from Rodeo
Copland: El Salon Mexico
Copland: Red Pony
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Where was Aaron Copland born?

Chicago

New York

London

Paris

Denver


2.Aaron Copland wrote music for movies.

True

False


3. Who was the first composer to be given a Kennedy Center Award?

Leonard Bernstein

George Gershwin

Aaron Copland

Charles Ives

John Philip Sousa


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