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Copland: Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land Suite: Conducted by Aaron Copland

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Appalachian Spring: I. Very slowly. Introduction of the characters, one by one, in a suffused light
3:01
 
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Appalachian Spring: II. Fast. Sudden burst of unison strings in A major arpeggios starts the action. A sentiment both elated and religious gives the keynote to this scene.
2:56
 
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Appalachian Spring: III. Moderate. Duo for the Bride and her Intended – scene of tenderness and passion.
3:54
 
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Appalachian Spring: IV. Quite fast. The Revivalist and his flock. Folksy feeling – suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers.
3:29
 
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Appalachian Spring: V. Still faster. Solo dance of the Bride – presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder.
4:02
 
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Appalachian Spring: VI. Very slowly (as at first). Transition scene to music reminiscent of the introduction.
1:17
 
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Appalachian Spring: VI. Shaker, Calm and flowing. Scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer husband.
3:03
 
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Appalachian Spring: VII Moderate. Coda. The Bride takes her place among her neighbors. At the end the couple are left "quiet and strong in their new house."
3:37
 
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The Tender Land: Act I, Introduction and Love Music
10:12
 
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The Tender Land: Act II, The Party Scene
4:45
 
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The Tender Land: Act II, Finale
5:34
 
Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 45:50

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misguided labelling

btbowen

this is not a compilation, obviously.