Variations on a Shaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring)

Score and Parts

Variations on a Shaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring)

Score and Parts

Series: Boosey & Hawkes Orchestra Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Aaron Copland

“Variations on a Shaker Melody” is an excerpt from “Appalachian Spring” which was composed in 1943-44 as a ballet for Miss Martha Graham on a commission from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. The ballet was first performed by Miss Graham and her company at the Coolidge Festival in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on October 30, 1944.

The original scoring called for a chamber ensemble of thirteen instruments. The present arrangement for symphony orchestra was made by the composer especially for performance by school and community orchestras.

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 16
FLUTE 1 1 2
PICCOLO & FLUTE 2 1 1
OBOE 1 1 2
OBOE 2 1 1
BB CLARINET 1 1 2
BB CLARINET 2 1 2
BASSOON 1 1 1
BASSOON 2 1 1
F HORN 1 1 1
F HORN 2 1 1
BB TRUMPET 1 1 1
BB TRUMPET 2 1 1
TROMBONE 1 1 1
TROMBONE 2 1 1
TIMPANI 2 1
PERCUSSION 2 1
HARP 1 2
VIOLIN 1 8 1
VIOLIN 2 8 1
VIOLA 5 1
VIOLONCELLO 5 1
CONTRABASS 5 1
PIANO 1 4

$90.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48007426 UPC: 073999074260 Publisher Code: M051725113 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0"

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