sort of. "[Fanfare for the Common Man] was soon enshrined alongside Billy the Kid, Rodeo,
and Lincoln Portrait in Copland’s gallery of “hits.” Decades later, the rock group
Queen incorporated part of the main melody and the stamping rhythm of the
Fanfare into its 1977 stadium anthem “We Will Rock You.”"
Aaron Copland: Complete Chronological Catalogue in one Spotify playlist http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2011/11/aaron-copland-complete-chronological.html from early songs(1918) to last piano piece(1982), plus the original version of the ballets & a conversation from Copland's 81st birthday concert, in which he talked about Appalachian Spring. Happy 111th birthday.
@aaronws: I had to read that book for a music class in my first year of college. It deals with musical theory a bit, but it isn't too strenuous. If I remember correctly, the first few chapters just deal with rhythm, harmony, melody, and tone color, while the later ones talk about different forms, such as fugues and sonatas.
anyone read his book "what to listen for in music"? is it good? i was flipping through it the other day at a local shop, and while it seemed interesting, i wasn't sure if it would be too technical/hard to read for someone not properly learned in reading or writing composition. but if anyone could write something like that while making it accessible, i guess it'd be this guy
I was in a Music Appreciation class that briefly studied Rodeo. (Ro-DAY-o!) I later bought recordings of the Appalachian Spring suite and his Third Symphony, which I like very much. Then I bought three albums by the band Copeland. It's fun to alternately listen to both. :-P