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Copland represents a first in our studies: an American-born composer. Stieglitz felt that American artists should create work that gave expression to American democracy. Copland certainly did this in several popular ballets that made use of American folk tunes, particularly cowboy songs. Figure 1.

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Aaron Copland. The music of Aaron Copland is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. His orchestration and quotation of the Shaker song "Simple Gifts" in his ballet Appalachian Spring is no less prevalent, also finding its way into the popular media. The music from Rodeo is also popular, most recently associated with television commercials for beef, as the mellifluous and authoritative voice of Robert Mitchum proclaimed to us "it's what's for dinner" and then a new campaign tells us "it's what you want," all with the "Hoedown" from Rodeo in the background.

Copland's ballet Rodeo is a celebration of the American West. The commission for Rodeo came, surprisingly enough, from the classically-oriented Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with the music by Copland and the choreography and scenario by Agnes de Mille. The ballet was precedent-setting - there were said to be 22 curtain calls at its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 16, - and the success of this ballet insured that dance would thrive as an integral part of American musical theater.

The ballet takes place at Burnt Ranch, where a Cowgirl finds herself competing with visiting city girls for the attention of the local cowboys, especially the Head Wrangler.

In the "Saturday Night Waltz," Copland quotes the song "Old Paint" and paints a picture of the Cowgirl's isolation, but also gives us hope that her plight is only temporary. Copland borrows two square dance tunes - "Bonyparte" and "McLeod's Reel" - to aid in this romp, a fanciful and uplifting take on the American square dance.

We have a typical, stand-up-and-cheer Hollywood Western ending, too, as the girl gets the right guy for her, not the aloof and snooty Head Wrangler at all, but Another Cowboy who has shown her respect, kindness, and honor. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. At-A-Glance Composed: About this Piece The music of Aaron Copland is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. This site uses cookies to offer you the best possible experience.

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Aaron Copland. Listen to audio:. Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo is a celebration of the American West and reflects an important image we have of ourselves. The commission for Rodeo came, surprisingly enough, from the classically-oriented Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with the music by Copland and the choreography and scenario by Agnes de Mille. The ballet was precedent setting - there were said to be 22 curtain calls at its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 16, - and the success of this ballet insured that dance would thrive as an integral part of American musical theater.

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Aaron Copland. The music of Aaron Copland is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. His orchestration and quotation of the Shaker song "Simple Gifts" in his ballet Appalachian Spring is no less prevalent, also finding its way into the popular media. The music from Rodeo is also popular, most recently associated with television commercials for beef, as the mellifluous and authoritative voice of Robert Mitchum proclaimed to us "it's what's for dinner" and then a new campaign tells us "it's what you want," all with the "Hoedown" from Rodeo in the background. Copland's ballet Rodeo is a celebration of the American West. The commission for Rodeo came, surprisingly enough, from the classically-oriented Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with the music by Copland and the choreography and scenario by Agnes de Mille.

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