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Copland: Works For Chorus / Mount, Camerata Singers


Release Date: 08/14/2007 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7677   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aaron Copland is best remembered for creating a truly American style of music which is full of folk influences, and melodic and harmonic simplicity. The Old American Songs incorporate folk melodies ranging from minstrel songs (The Boatmen’s Dance) to hymns (Simple Gifts) to political satire (The Dodger). Originating as songs for voice and piano, these arrangements by Irving Fine for chorus were authorized by the composer, who himself further expanded the songs for voice and orchestra. “The House on the Hill” and “An Immortality” were both arranged by the recently departed Daniel Pinkham, who was a student of Copland’s at Harvard. Aaron Copland is best remembered for creating a truly American style of music which is full of folk influences, and melodic and harmonic simplicity. The Old American Songs incorporate folk melodies ranging from minstrel songs (The Boatmen’s Dance) to hymns (Simple Gifts) to political satire (The Dodger). Originating as songs for voice and piano, these arrangements by Irving Fine for chorus were authorized by the composer, who himself further expanded the songs for voice and orchestra. “The House on the Hill” and “An Immortality” were both arranged by the recently departed Daniel Pinkham, who was a student of Copland’s at Harvard. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Lark by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
2. Our Town: Resting Place on the Hill by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
3. Motets (4) by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paris, France 
4. Old American Songs, Set 1 by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
5. Old American Songs, Set 2 by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
6. Las agachadas by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Timothy Mount
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 

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