Aaron Copland Collection of Motion Picture Music
Copland was born on Nov. 14, 1900 in Brooklyn, NY; studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, 1921-24; returned to the US in 1924, and his first major work, Symphony with organ, premiered the following year; headed the composition dept. of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood (1940-65), serving as chairman of the faculty (1957-65); made frequent international appearances as a conductor; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964; wrote many articles and books; compositions include Music for the theater (1925), Dance symphony (1929), El Sal=n MTxico (1936), Billy the Kid (1938), Rodeo (1942), A Lincoln portrait (1942), Appalachian spring (1944), Third symphony (1946), Music for a great city (1964), and Inscape (1967); he died on Dec. 2, 1990 in North Tarrytown, NY.
Collection consists of ozalid copies of conductor's scores of original music for the motion pictures "The North Star" (1943) and "The Red pony" (1949). Includes piano score for the song "No village like mine," with music by Copland, words by Ira Gershwin, based on a Russian folk tune, composer unknown.
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