Title
Down a Country Lane
For
piano
Year Composed
1962
ARCO Number(s)
82
Category
Piano Solo
Duration
3'
Commission Info
Life Magazine
Publisher
Boosey & Hawkes
Publishing Status
Published

Program Note

Copland enjoyed the challenge of composing for young performers. Life Magazine commissioned a piano piece and featured it in a 1962 issue of the magazine with photographs and a homespun article that explained, "Copland's Down a Country Lane fills a musical gap: It is among the few modern pieces specially written for young piano students by a major composer." Copland was quoted: "Even third-year students will have to practice before trying it in public."

Author
Vivian Perlis
Year
1998