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Variations On A Shaker Melody
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Full Orchestra
Composer Copland, Aaron
Publisher Boosey & Hawkes Inc
Grade 2-5
Series Boosey & Hawkes Orchestra

Price: $90.00

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Catalog #48007426

UPC code: 073999074260

Variations on a Shaker Melody is an excerpt from Appalachian Spring which was composed in 1943-44 as a ballet for Miss Martha Graham on a commission from th e Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. The ballet was first performed by Mis s Graham and her company at the Coolidge Festival in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on October 30, 1944. The original scoring called for a chamb er ensemble of thirteen instruments. The present arrangement for symphony orch estra was made by the composer especially for performance by school and commun ity orchestras.

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