18 thoughts on “An Outdoor Overture—Aaron Copland

  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    FANFARE (strings, winds, cymbals)
    First theme (solo trumpet) 0:37
    Second theme (repeated notes in violins) 1:35

    Closing Theme (slow in flutes) 2:24
    March 2:345
    Development 3:18

    Recapitulation 7:223

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    im in front ensamble and my band got a piece written for front ensemble and drumlins for marching band and its awesome

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Never heard this before. I like it!!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    The trumpet solo is played so perfectly (aside from rhythm) in this recording… this is definitely what I will try to emulate as I prepare for my performance on this piece (and the solo).

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    One of my fondest musical memories from my days at the High School of Music & Art was playing this piece under the baton of the man who commissioned it, Alexander Richter. I was a trumpet player in those days so I had a really good part to play. The year was 1957 so it was less than 20 years since the piece was composed. I am 75 now but playing that opening trumpet solo feels like yesterday. We all felt very special that a titan of American music wrote us a piece this nice.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Not a particularly good performance. The opening is rushed.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Okay so being a French horn player in this piece is really annoying because constantly having to put in a mute and taking out a mute is a real struggle. Especially at the parts where you need the mute in for one measure then the measure after it has to go back in and that is hard. Overall I love the piece. It's really fun to play.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Learning this piece for symphony auditions yippee

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    This makes me want to go massacre some Nazis with the help of my fellow plucky multi-ethnic squad members.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Aaron Copland wrote this piece for the New York City High School of Music and Art.  Great stuff came out of the Great Depression.  The only thing that came out the current depression has been the Kardashians.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Spent the entire summer learning this song, for regional auditions. Hate this song. +1

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Best part starts at 5:02. One of my very favorite Copland themes.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    What's an overature?

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