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Appalachian Spring, Ballet For 13 Instruments: Appalachian Spring

Features of This Track

a 20th century ballet score
a bittersweet sentiment
a pastoral mood
an acclaimed work
a well-known composer
a Modern style
a large orchestra
harp playing
pitched percussion
piano
non-pitched percussion
timpani
flute
tonal harmony
major key tonality
a slow and solemn tempo

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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really long piece.
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i play cello.
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I also really appreciate full length pieces such as this coming up. Keep it up Pandora!
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tfb123
Delighted that Pandora is willing to play full length pieces instead of the snippets that typically devoted to classical music. Keep it up. To those for whom 35 minutes is pushing the envelope, I'm sorry your attention span has been so truncated by modern media.
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Such a gorgeous piece.
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WVU Pride of West Virginia - Circle Song!! Gives me chills every time I hear it... LET'S GO MOUNTAINEERS !
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I can no longer remember a time when this song was not playing, What will I do when it is over? This song is my life now.
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jbarnett284
This music is the heart of America
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Looooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o . . . o o o o o o o o n g . Longest I've seen on Pandora. It's good, nonetheless.
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monicambutle r
One of my absolute favorites
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brings tears to my eyes.
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love it, but 35 minutes is pushing my envelope for patience.
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hemshouse
Where would movie theme music be today if it were not for Aaron Copeland and Debussey, and Holst, and...? Thanks, guys!
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stunning, effortlessly shifting between different moods
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simple gifts in the middle???
BEAUTIFUL PIECE!!!!
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The premeire performance of this work, conducted by Copland, is hauntingly beautiful.
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I can relate to many of the comments. I was also a big fan of Emerson Lake and Palmer back in the early 70's. I first got turned on to Bach while participatin g in Band and Orchestra in Jr/Sr High School. That developed into an appreciation into other forms of classical music and eventually Copeland. I discover new things every time I listen to it.
I recently downloaded his 3rd Symphony from I-Tunes and discovered that Copeland uses the same melodies throughout his various works.
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mjoh4746
Sandy, this probably dates me, but I also learned to love Copland while listening to ELP's interpretati o n s of classical masterpieces . LOVE IT!
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Love how he integrated "It's a gift to be simple..."
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rrsanchez, I thoughouly agree with you. I arrived early to loving Copland better than any other classical composer; for me, it was because Emerson, Lake, and Palmer integrated it, I loved it, and I wanted to hear the originals. Now I find that I love almost anyting Copland has created. Thank you, ELP!
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One of my favorite Aaron Copleand pieces.
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rrsanchez
This was the first classical symphonic work I actually fell in love with. I think as a whole, it didn't make much sense to me at first but as I played it over and over it slowly began to come into focus. The version I heard first is the one I like best; it's by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. See if you can find this version and see what you think. It moves along very well.
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patrick.game o v e r m a n
Fantastic. Copland was a genius.
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this is pretty much the most amazing piece of music, like, almost ever.
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joecoat
35 minutes, 57 seconds. wow.
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kellied
Thanks, Hugh!
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if anyone wants to know, there actually is a video out there of the original production with Martha Graham dancing in it. I think it was televised during it's first run. The video is in black and white but the music and the dancing are both great if you can find the recording. Check your nearest college's music library.
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.......ok, ok........st a y e d to end.......aa r o n gives li'l jazz chord right there!!
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......love aaron....... l o v e appalachian spring...... . . j u s t one technical note........ H O W LONG IS THIS BAD BOY?
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kellied
I think that Martha Graham spoke in her book, "Blood Memory" about dancing to this. I so much love listening to this song and imagining her dancing to it!
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dcson3
Brilliant!
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lionheartssj
Simply amazing. Captures a beautiful presence of it's own and takes you through it on every note.
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Amazing.

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