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    the set which reveal to be so charming yet frightening in its practicality. The set represents the comfort of the newlywed’s life together and at the same time, the discomforts of they might face. Likewise, the set can be related to America’s economic and cultural state after the war ends. Appalachian Spring, as it is known for its jubilance in dance, is equally known for its jubilance in musicality. Aaron Copland, is a unique influence on Appalachian Spring in that he composed one of the greatest American scores from the viewpoint of a jewish immigrant. Copland’s score, although composed before the choreography was set, went hand in hand with the choreography and feeling of each section within the piece. For instance, the first Allegro of Appalachian Spring titled, “Eden Valley” acquires the use of harmonic progressions. Copland describes the Allegro as, “excited, breathless children trying to tell a single story but continually interrupting each other while doing so. The listener hears multiple tellings of the same story” (Kleppinger 53). The effects of World War II on Copland was monumental and inspiring, especially because of his Jewish descent. Finding a home in America, a free country with a plethora of possibilities and opportunities, is a driving force behind the exuberance and optimism of Appalachian Spring’s melodies, harmonies, rhythm, and overall…

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    American Music?” some may suggest jazz, others may mention blues, and some individuals may suggest the marches of John Philip Sousa. However, one composer’s name is the true answer to such a question; through his synthesis of jazz, blues, and other musical styles of his time Aaron Copland’s compositions embody the quintessential American sound. To begin, one must consider the musical state of America during the early years of Copland’s…

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    Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 14 November 1900, the youngest of five children to Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland, both of whom were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Copland's earliest musical training came in the form of piano lessons which he received from his sister Laurine. When he was only nine, he started to invent tunes on the piano. At the age of fifteen he decided he wanted to become a composer. Then went to a boy only high school and learned more…

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    Aaron Copland Hayden Bennett MUHL 332: Music History III Aaron Copland was born at the end of the turn of the century on November 14, 1900. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Harris and Sarah Copland. Aaron grew up in Brooklyn helping his parents and 4 older sibling run a department store. Aaron was a salesman in the Toy department. Music became an interest of Aarons when he was seven, when he would spend hours listening to records on his cousin’s brand new phonograph. Eventually,…

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    Aaron Copland Hayden Bennett MUHL 332: Music History III The American dream is; the dream that everyone could have an equal chance to succeed in life and be prosperous through one’s own hard work, determination, and initiative. In a time when this dream was all you really needed to show a love for this country, Aaron Copland stepped it up one notch and strived to show his patriotism through his passion, Music. Aaron wanted to make an impact on the world not only with his music but his…

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    Aaron Copland was the leading innovator in American music. He was one of the maximum valued yet respected musicians of the twentieth century. Aaron Copland was a marvelous inspiration to aid American musicians detach from the ‘European’ music style. Twentieth century Americanism was revealed in the tunes made by Aaron Copland; therefore, he was perceived as America’s supreme composer. Born a son of jewish immigrants, as well as being the youngest of the children, Aaron, grew up above his…

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    What does listening to music mean? There are many ways one can listen to music and everyone has their own way. Some listen just to enjoy the melodies and sounds music presents to them, while others consider the specific rhythms and patterns it is constructed with and analyze them to deem the piece good or bad. There is no right way to listen to music, nor is one superior of the other. People have different minds that work in different ways, so therefore everyone should listen in a way that feels…

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    Aaron Copland once said, “To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable”. Aaron Copland had the right idea about music it will never stop until time stops. All music has history, a purpose, and a fan. Everyone has their own music that they love to listen to because everyone is different and many songs embrace differences people find in themselves and in society. The five radio stations I have set on my car radio begin with a Christian…

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    The composing process most often comes towards the end of the production, after the movie is fully filmed. Because of this, composers have the unique task of adding their interpretation and plot to a film after the actual narrative is already complete. Some composers choose to merely enhance what is already in the movie, but others choose to create their own stories for the characters that they then edit into the film via the soundtrack. According to Aaron Copland, there are five primary uses…

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    listen to music. We can turn towards "How We Listen" by Aaron Copland which showcases three planes of listening for reference. The sensuous plane is the first plane of listening Aaron explores. He considers this plane the simplest…

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