- Year Composed
- ARCO Number(s)
- Piano Solo
- World: Paris, January, 1923 (Daniel Ericourt)
- À Mademoiselle Nadia Boulanger
- Boosey & Hawkes
- Publishing Status
- Passacaglia (for organ) (arr. John Fesperman)
- In Collection
Buying OptionsBoosey & Hawkes
Responding to Nadia Boulanger's insistence that her students master traditional forms, Copland built this Passacaglia with an eight-bar theme and eight variations, the last two of which reach a big climax. He wrote, "The work appeared cold to some critics when it was first heard, but Mademoiselle recognized the underlying emotion in it right away. The Passacaglia is dedicated to her."
- Vivian Perlis
Please note that while Boosey & Hawkes controls and publishes this work in the United States, Passacaglia is controlled by Salabert for the rest of the world.