Midday Thoughts: Editing Copland, Part 1
The first of a two-part examination of recent editions of Copland's music, how they came to be, and why they matter.
Midday Thoughts: Lingering and Emerging Questions about Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio
Research often leads to new questions. This month, Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett takes us through new questions and possible answers from her summer research into Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio.
Midday Thoughts: The Many Versions of Appalachian Spring
Over a handful of decades, Copland's *Appalachian Spring* went through a series of reworkings, resulting in an often confusing variety of versions. Read on to untangle the history behind one of Copland's most iconic works.
New Appalachian Spring Edition Wins Musicology Award
The 2020 MUSA Edition of *Appalachian Spring*, edited by Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett and Aaron Sherber, was awarded this year’s Claude V. Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society.
Three Latin American Sketches and Remembering Vivian Perlis
Philip Rothman shares engraving tips after working on a new Copland edition, and memories from working with the late Vivian Perlis.
New Edition of Billy the Kid One Step Closer to Completion
Philip Rothman takes Billy the Kid to Peabody for a test run of the newly engraved edition of the full ballet.
- Appalachian Spring (ballet in one act for full orchestra) (2016)
An orchestration of Copland’s 1944 ballet score to Appalachian Spring was completed in 2016, implementing the same forces used in the 1945 suite.
Alternates: Ballet for Martha, Appalachian Spring Complete Ballet for Full Orchestra, Appalachian Spring Ballet for Orchestra