Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer (The Heiress ()), author, Hitchhiker Munchkins (Short) (writer: “Rodeo – Hoe, Down”). Copland’s aim was to produce an American-flavoured type of Classical music, as European composers had done a century earlier. Rodeo is a ballet composed by American 20th Century composer, Aaron Copland in There are 4 movements, (sections), i) Buckaroo Holiday, ii) Corral.

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Notes from the arranger: The circumstances surrounding the composition of Rodeo led to its having a number of features that set it apart from other Copland compositions. To enable all images to work in the Powerpoint files please save the file to your computer. A hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meterand also the musical form associated with it. Download the Hoe-Down MP3.

Inhe received the first Guggenheim fellowship awarded In modern Western square dancea hoedown is a piece of music used for a patter call a call that is spoken or chanted, rather than sung to the tune of a popular songor the recording that contains this piece of music. Edit Personal Details Other Works: An extremely skilled dancer, the choreographer nonetheless felt awkward in the offstage world, and the Cowgirl’s unwillingness to subscribe to traditional gender roles mirrors De Mille’s experience.

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Rodeo – Hoe-Down by Aaron Copland

Do you have a demo reel? Meanwhile, Copland arranged the music as a symphonic suite for orchestra titled Four Dance Episodes from Rodeowhich consisted chiefly of removing “Ranch House Party” and minor adjustments to the final two sections.

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The well-known main theme of “Hoe-Down” is based on a unique version of the American folk song “Bonyparte” or ” Bonaparte’s Retreat ,” played by Salyersville, Kentucky fiddler William Hamilton Steppwhich was recorded in by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. He also became a great teacher and supporter of younger composers.

With the exception of a few companies to whom Agnes deMille had, years before, given the ballet in perpetuity, Sutherland has staged Rodeo over fifty times for dozens of companies and universities throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Antwerp, Belgium, and continues to do so. After a reprisal of the Rodeo theme, the theme proper begins in the strings, as the horns play a simple counterpoint. Music for the Common Man.

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Which villain would come out on top? Yeargan was set designer. The “Corral Nocturne” invokes the lovesick musings of the Cowgirl, portrayed rather lyrically by Copland’s heavy use of oboe and bassoon.

Against this backdrop, the Cowgirl emotes strength, awkwardness, confidence, femininity and vulnerability, while executing rapid-fire footwork and pantomime, which mimics the bronco-busting of the men.

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The lone Cowgirl seeks the affections of the Head Wrangler, who is rather taken with the more feminine Rancher’s Daughter. A Place of Dreams Video documentary Himself. Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations. Visit Prime Video to explore more titles. Download all the music in this year’s repertoire.

Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer The Heiressauthor, conductor, lecturer and educator. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles with hAudio microformats. Soundtrack Music Department Composer. Building toward the end, Copland reintroduces “Bonaparte’s Retreat” in canonbefore returning to the Rodeo theme, which slows into the climactic kiss between the Cowgirl and the Roper.


In many contests, fiddlers are required to play a waltza hoedown, and a “tune of choice,” which must not be a waltz or a hoedown typically it is a jig or a schottische. As de Mille found herself occupied with instructing a highly international cast in the mannerisms of American cowboys, Copland recommended that Oliver Smith design the sets, [1] in what would prove to be a prescient action.

Lucia Chase recalls that when the Ballet Theater Company had exclusive rights to stage RodeoAgnes DeMille urged the employment of “charming and talented comediennes from the Broadway musical stage” for the role.

There are scores for each difficulty level plus three other scores for each piece: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Copland briefly introduces the Irish theme “Gilderoy” in the clarinet and oboe.

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Kennedy Center Honors Recipients. The most frequently heard version is from the Four Dance Episodes from Rodeowhich Copland extracted from the ballet shortly after its premiere; the dance episodes were first performed in by the Boston Pops conducted by Arthur Fiedler. Many of the themes were autobiographical for De Mille.

Any comic dancer who plays the Cowgirl must succeed at being a failure, only to emerge triumphant in the end when she finally dons a dress for dance night.

Agnes DeMille stated in her will that only Sarry was authorized to approve of dancers who could take up the role of the Cowgirl. Problems playing this file?

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The music was also famously used as the background theme for the ” Beef.