AQA AoS4: Orchestral music of Copland

Jonathan James
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Picture the following Hollywood scene: a hero has fallen, and a faded Stars and Stripes flutters in the breeze as we remember their act of sacrifice for their country. What underscore do you hear? Most probably a muted trumpet sounding a distant fanfare accompanied by lean-scored strings and transparent wind, something that connotes noble acts and a vast, open landscape.

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