Title
The Cummington Story
For
orchestra
Year Composed
1945
ARCO Number(s)
57
Category
Film Music
Duration
20'
Related Persons
Publishing Status
Not Published
Arrangements
The Cummington Story (suite) (arr. Jonathan Sheffer) (Suite)
External Links

  • The Cummington Story was a production of the U.S. Office of War Information, a government agency World War II that operated from 1942-1945. The propoganda short was shot as a silent film with narration and a score by Aaron Copland. While he never made a suite from the film score, he later used some of the themes and material in the piano solo In Evening Air.

    Year
    2019
  • "The same or similar music" to In Evening Air had earlier appeared in the 1944 piano work Midday Thoughts, in the documentary film score The Cummington Story, and in the Clarinet Concerto, writes biographer Howard Pollack (Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man, p.515). The piece shares its title with a 1964 poem by Theodore Roethke, the last two lines of which are printed at the end of the score (Pollack p.410).

    Year
    2018