Title
Three Latin American Sketches
For
small orchestra
Year Composed
1971
Scoring
1.1.1.1-0.1.0.0-perc:xyl/conga dr/cyms/tgl/claves/wdbl/whip/rattle- 2pft-strings
ARCO Number(s)
78
Category
Orchestral
Duration
10'
Movements
Premiere
  • World: New York, June 7th, 1972 (New York Philharmonic, cond. André Kostelanetz)
Publisher
Boosey & Hawkes
Publishing Status
Published
Buying Options
Boosey & Hawkes

  • The music of Latin America had a particular appeal for Copland. He composed two dances that when put together became Two Mexican Pieces. Later, he added a third and changed the title to Three Latin American Sketches. Copland wrote, "The tunes, the rhythms, and the temperament of the pieces are folksy, while the orchestration is bright and snappy and the music sizzles along — or at least it seems to me that it does."

    Author
    Vivian Perlis
    Year
    1998
  • A new edition of this work, edited by Philip Rothman, is now available from Boosey and Hawkes.