Appalachian Spring (25:17)

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  • headeynyp

    for some lastfm links to the 'Simple gifts' melody :

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • screginaldo

    essa musical e mt boas

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • dbongio

    Those open intervals at the end of the "Simple Gifts" section really do embody the "true American sound."

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • kevpilot

    Aaron Copland is the American Elgar. (Or maybe Sir Edward Elgar is the English Copland?!?!)

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sharkeyes1988

    The only song capable of capturing the beauty of my mountains.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ScottPierson

    I used to HATE classical. And then one day I was listening to National Public Radio and they had a special on the 100th Anniversary of Copland's birth. I immediately fell in love with Appalacian Spring (and others). Profundity wrapped in similicity!

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Trevers

    Listening for the first time. Five minutes in, I swear I can hear a huge Holst influence. Keep expecting it to break into "Jupiter"

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    In another misunderstanding involving the title, the word "spring" is usually taken to refer to a season of the year, but it denotes a source of water in the Crane poem.

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • idiotpatrol

    <3 <3 <3

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • cool4kids

    <3 copland's music

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ASTRAL70

    I selected Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" to be my 200,000th track to be scrobbled!!

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ferpargar

    Soberbio ! Con chispa y burbujas, como el champagne !

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • GreenmanPaul

    British classic radio stations seem to only play this from the halfway Shaker hymn bit, apparently only crediting classical listeners with short attention spans. Lovely to hear this in its entirity for a change.

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • mintonmedia

    Lovely...but overfamiliar to the point of abuse. If you want to hear Copeland at his surprising best, try "Quiet City" or the incidental music to "Our Town".

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
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    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jo-keeo

    Whoa! best music ever? ..its good. it does what its supposed to do. Transports you to burnt orange autumns, frothing streams, dry arizona mid afternoons on the coral .. but then I'm back in a school assembly hall in durham with the 'Lord of the Dance' sequence .. or is that just me?

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Aeloch

    Perhaps the Appalacians in springtime aren't quite my kind of place and perhaps some of the phrasing is a little trite, but this strikes me as quite the unique piece of music. It has something I can't quite put a name on in a bigger way than any other piece I've heard in years. Perhaps that something could be called range or scope or breadth. I find it a fascinating piece.

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rdkeeley

    Roger that Zioty. Lottsa fiddle music and American pluck. Birds singing and rivers flowing. Music of place. Evocative and transporting.

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ethanspapa

    great american composer i ile samual barber's adjio of strings

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Zlotythepoet

    it's good but whoever thinks it's the best should try brahms, mendelssohn, sibelius, beethoven etc.

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
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