Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer (The Heiress ()), author, Hitchhiker Munchkins (Short) (writer: “Rodeo – Hoe, Down”). Copland’s aim was to produce an American-flavoured type of Classical music, as European composers had done a century earlier. Rodeo is a ballet composed by American 20th Century composer, Aaron Copland in There are 4 movements, (sections), i) Buckaroo Holiday, ii) Corral.

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Meanwhile, Copland arranged the music as a symphonic suite for orchestra titled Four Dance Episodes from Rodeowhich consisted chiefly of removing “Ranch House Party” and minor adjustments to the final two sections. Fievel Goes West” FilmTracks.

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With the middle section removed, the composition resembled the symphonic form with an ambitious opening movement, slow movement, minuet and finale. A 25 second sample of the “Buckaroo Holiday” movement demonstrating the rhythmic motif of the main “Rodeo” theme.

In many contests, fiddlers are required to play a waltza hoedown, and a “tune of choice,” which must not be a waltz or a hoedown typically aaroj is a jig or a schottische. Rodeo opens with a grand fanfare, vamping until R, where the woodwinds introduce the Cowgirl’s theme.

InPrude set up the deMille Committee to oversee her numerous works aaroon assigned sole responsibility for staging Rodeo to Sutherland, including the selection of dancers, rehearsals and stage production.

The fund is so large that it will continue to support young musicians for decades. Building toward the end, Copland reintroduces “Bonaparte’s Retreat” in canonbefore returning to the Rodeo theme, which slows into the climactic kiss between the Cowgirl and the Roper. Inhe received the first Guggenheim fellowship awarded He and Horace Everett wrote the book. A certain amount of simplification has been required to adapt the pieces for mixed-ability. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Confused, he exits with the Rancher’s Daughter.


De Mille also made use of such vernacular forms as a square dance and a cadenza for a tap dancer. The well-known main theme of “Hoe-Down” is based on a unique version of the American folk song “Bonyparte” or ” Bonaparte’s Retreat ,” played by Salyersville, Kentucky fiddler William Hamilton Steppwhich was recorded in by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress.

The Dean of American composers. The circumstances surrounding the composition of Rodeo led to its having a number of features that set coplanf apart from other Copland compositions.

Many of the themes were autobiographical for De Mille. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drop Dead Gorgeous Soundtrack.

Take a look at our video masterclasses for inspiration. De Mille herself played the lead, and the premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on 16 October received 22 curtain calls.

A hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meterand also the musical form associated with it. For the next coplanr years, several people staged the ballet.

The original production went on to lead a successful tour, though producers were hard pressed to replicate the skill with which de Mille had portrayed the lead.

Daily Download: Aaron Copland – Rodeo: Hoe-Down

He was one of the first ‘serious’ American composers to carve out his own path amongst the much more famous songwriters and jazz musicians of the s. Edit Personal Details Other Works: Do you have a demo reel? The ballet makes use of riding movements that Agnes de Mille devised with the assistance of Peggy van Praaghfor a recital in London by Peggy van Praagh and Hugh Laing in Soundtrack Music department Composer Self Archive footage.


The choreographer was given considerable creative control, choosing Aaron Copland as the composer after being impressed by his previous ballet, Billy the Kid.

Up toRodeo was staged mainly by deMille and Vernon Lusby, for many years one of her most trusted assistants on numerous projects. Ronald Wallace was lighting Views Read Edit View history.

Rodeo – Hoe-Down by Aaron Copland

As de Mille found herself occupied with instructing a highly international cast in the mannerisms of American cowboys, Copland recommended that Oliver Smith design the sets, [1] in what would prove to be a prescient action.

Himself as Aaron Copeland. It is a dance in quick movement most likely related to the jigreel or clog dance. Some pieces have been cut to allow a minute general duration and to remove especially difficult passages of music.

The main theme of the Hoe-Down. In the ballet world, DeMille’s favorites for the role coplwnd Aaron Copland School of Music Copland crater. In this form, Rodeo found even greater success, premiering at the Boston Pops in The most frequently heard version is from the Four Dance Episodes from Rodeowhich Copland extracted from the ballet shortly after its premiere; the dance episodes were first performed in by the Boston Pops conducted by Arthur Fiedler.

When he returned home he began hoedoan music in many different styles including three symphonies, four ballets and several film scores.