Title
Cortège Macabre
For
orchestra
Year Composed
1923
Scoring
2(II=piccII).picc.2.corA.2.Dcl.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.2crt.3.1-timp.perc(3):glsp/xyl/cyms/tam-t/tgl/wdbl/BD/SD/tamb-2harps-cel-pft-strings
ARCO Number(s)
8-A
Category
Orchestral
Duration
8'
Premiere
  • World: Rochester, NY, May 1st, 1925 (cond. Howard Hanson)
Publisher
Boosey & Hawkes
Publishing Status
Withdrawn
Disambiguation

Program Note

This work comprises the beginning of Grohg, Copland's first ballet, which opens with four coffins displayed before the magician in a series of three dances. Copland arranged Cortège as a separate work and submitted it to Howard Hanson in Rochester, who included it on the first program of the American Composers Concerts.

Author
Vivian Perlis
Year
1998