Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland

       The song Appalachian Spring was created in 1944. The song was originally played with the string quartet, base, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and piano. The song gained its name shortly before the premier. Before that time the name was Ballet for Martha but right before the premiere someone suggested the name Appalachian Spring. The name came from a poem called The Dance.

by Turtle


It’s time for part 2 of WUOL’s summer listening program. This one is called Appalachian spring. It’s by Aaron Copland. So sit back and read.  

This is a very peaceful song and we noticed one song inside it called Simple Gifts (I can play that on the piano!). It is in about in the middle and comes back in the end. The song reminded me of peace, stairs, the forest, lakes, springs, meditating, and finally strings.




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