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COPLAND: The Tender Land Suite / Piano Concerto / Old American Songs (arr. for chorus)

Aaron Copland’s little-known opera The Tender Land takes place on a farm in the American South during the Depression. The composer later wrote, “I was trying to give young American singers material that they do not often get in the opera house... The result was closer to musical comedy than grand opera.” The suite that Copland extracted from The Tender Landis in three movements, with the second and third linked without pause. The 1926 Piano Concerto, like Gershwin’s Concerto of the previous year, is a 1920s “New York” piece – brassy, exuberant, ever confident in its bluesy swagger. Copland composed two sets of Old American Songs, originally for voice and piano but heard here transcribed for chorus and orchestra.


Copland, Aaron

  The Tender Land Suite
1.   Play with flash player I. Introduction and Love Music 00:10:11
2.   Play with flash player II. Party Scene 00:04:56
3.   Play with flash player III. Finale: The Promise of Living 00:05:32
  Piano Concerto
4.   Play with flash player I. Andante sostenuto 00:07:11
5.   Play with flash player II. Molto moderato, Allegro assai 00:09:44

Copland, Aaron
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Fine, Irving, arranger(s)

  Old American Songs I (arr. I. Fine for chorus)
6.   Play with flash player I. The Boatmen's Dance 00:03:25
7.   Play with flash player II. The Dodger 00:02:24
8.   Play with flash player III. Long Time Ago 00:03:03
9.   Play with flash player IV. Simple Gifts 00:01:30
10.   Play with flash player V. I Bought me a Cat 00:02:23

Copland, Aaron
Traditional / Lowry, Robert, lyricist(s)
Koponen, Glenn / Fine, Irving / Wilding-White, Raymond, arranger(s)

  Old American Songs II (arr. for chorus)
11.   Play with flash player I. The Little Horses (arr. R. Wilding - White) 00:02:53
12.   Play with flash player II. Zion's Walls (arr. G. Koponen) 00:02:03
13.   Play with flash player III. The Golden Willow Tree 00:03:40
14.   Play with flash player IV. At The River (arr. R. Wilding - White) 00:03:04
15.   Play with flash player V. Ching - a - ring Chaw (arr. I. Fine) 00:01:44

Total Playing Time: 01:03:43






Composer(s):
Copland, Aaron

Lyricist(s):
Lowry, Robert; Traditional

Arranger(s):
Fine, Irving; Koponen, Glenn; Wilding-White, Raymond

Conductor(s):
Hanson, Robert

Orchestra(s):
Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
St. Charles Singers

Artist(s):
Hunt, Jeffrey; Pasternack, Benjamin; Stampley, Nathaniel

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559297

Barcode: 0636943929728

Release Date: 05/2008

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