List of compositions by Aaron Copland

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This is a list of compositions by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) in chronological order of composition:

Before 1920[edit]

  • Night for voice (1918)
  • A Summer Vacation for voice (1918)
  • My Heart is in the East for voice (1918)
  • Three Sonnets for piano (1919)

1920–1929[edit]

  • Old Poem for voice (1920)
  • The Cat and the Mouse for piano (1920)
  • Pastorale for voice (1921)
  • Three Moods for piano (1921)
  • Four Motets for mixed voices (1921)
    • Help us, O Lord
    • Sing ye Praises to our King
    • Have Mercy on us, O My Lord
    • Thou, O Jehovah, Abideth Forever
  • Sonata in G Major for piano (1921)
  • Petit Portrait for piano (1921)
  • Alone for voice (1922)
  • Passacaglia for piano (1922)
  • Cortege Macabre for orchestra (1923)
  • As It Fell Upon a Day for voice, flute, and clarinet (1923)
  • Movement for String Quartet (1924)
  • Symphony for organ and orchestra (1924)
  • Grohg; ballet (1925, revised 1932)
  • Dance Symphony for orchestra (1925)
  • Music for the Theater for orchestra (1925)
  • Two Choruses ("The House on the Hill," "An Immortality") for chorus (1925)
  • Piano Concerto for piano and orchestra (1926)
  • Two Pieces for violin and piano (1926)
  • Sentimental Melody for piano (1926)
  • Four Piano Blues for piano (1926–48)
  • Poet's Song for voice and piano (1927)
  • Vocalise No.1 for voice (1928)
  • Symphony No.1 for orchestra (1928)
  • Two Pieces for String Quartet (1928)
  • Two Pieces for String Orchesta (1928)
  • Symphonic Ode for orchestra (1929, revised in 1955)
  • Vitebsk: Study on a Jewish Theme for violin, violoncello, and piano (1929)

1930–1939[edit]

  • Piano Variations (1930)
  • Miracle at Verdun (1931)
  • Elegies for violin and viola (1932)
  • Short Symphony for orchestra (1933)
  • Hear Ye! Hear Ye! ballet for orchestra (1934)
  • Statements for orchestra (1934)
  • Into the Streets May First for chorus (1934)
  • What Do We Plant? for chorus (1935)
  • Sunday Afternoon Music for piano (1935)
  • The Young Pioneers for piano (1935)
  • El Salón México for orchestra (1936)
  • Sextet for clarinet, two violins, viola, violoncello, and piano (1937)
  • The Second Hurricane; high school opera (1937)
  • Prairie Journal, originally called Music for Radio for orchestra (1937)
  • Waltz and Celebration for concert band (1938)
  • Billy the Kid; ballet (1938)
  • An Outdoor Overture for orchestra (1938)
  • Lark for chorus (1938)
  • The City; filmscore (1939)
  • Of Mice and Men; filmscore (1939)
  • From Sorcery to Science; incidental music for puppet play(1939)

1940–1949[edit]

  • Quiet City for trumpet, cor anglais, and string orchestra (1940)
  • Our Town; filmscore (1940)
  • John Henry for orchestra (1940, revised in 1952)
  • Piano Sonata for piano (1941)
  • Episode for organ (1941)
  • Arrangement of An Outdoor Overture for concert band (1941)
  • Lincoln Portrait for narrator and orchestra (1942)
  • Arrangement of Lincoln Portrait for concert band (1942)
  • Rodeo; ballet (1942)
  • Fanfare for the Common Man for brass and percussion (1942)
  • Las Agachadas for chorus (1942)
  • Music for the Movies for orchestra (1942)
  • Danzón Cubano for two pianos (1942)
  • Song of the Guerillas for orchestra (1943)
  • Sonata for Violin (or Clarinet) and Piano (1943)
  • North Star; soundtrack (1943)
  • Arrangement of Danzón Cubano for orchestra (1944)
  • Appalachian Spring; chamber ballet (1944)
  • Arrangement of Appalachian Spring for orchestra (1944)
  • Letter from Home for orchestra (1944, revised in 1962)
  • Midday Thoughts for piano (1944/82)
  • Jubilee Variations for orchestra (1945)
  • The Cummington Story; soundtrack (1945)
  • Symphony No. 3 for orchestra (1946)
  • In the Beginning for mezzo-soprano and chorus (1947)
  • Midsummer Nocturne for piano (1947/77)
  • The Red Pony; soundtrack (1948)
  • Clarinet Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra with harp (1948)
  • The Heiress; soundtrack (1948)
  • Preamble for a Solemn Occasion for orchestra (1949)

1950–1959[edit]

  • Quartet for violin, viola, violoncello, and piano (1950)
  • Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson for medium voice and piano (1950)
  • Old American Songs No.1 for voice and piano (1950)
  • Old American Songs No.2 for voice and piano (1952)
  • The Little Horses for voice and piano (1952)
  • Arrangement of Preamble for a Solemn Occasion for organ (1953)
  • Dirge in the Woods for voice and piano (1954)
  • The Tender Land; opera (1954)
  • Canticle of Freedom for chorus and orchestra (1955)
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody for concert band (1956)
  • Fantasy for piano (1955-7)
  • Arrangement of Piano Variations for orchestra (1957)
  • Arrangement of The Tender Land for orchestra (1957)
  • The World of Nick Adams; soundtrack (1957)
  • Dance Panels for orchestra (1959, revised in 1962)

1960–1969[edit]

  • Nonet for 3 violins, 3 violas, and 3 cellos (1960)
  • Something Wild; soundtrack (1960)
  • Connotations for orchestra (1961-2)
  • Down a Country Lane for piano (1962)
  • Danza de Jalisco (in Latin American Sketches) for two pianos (1963)
  • Arrangement of Down a Country Lane for orchestra (1964)
  • Emblems for concert band (1964)
  • Music for a Great City for orchestra (1964)
  • In Evening Air for piano (1966)
  • Inscape for orchestra (1967)
  • Arrangement of Variations on a Shaker Melody for orchestra (1967)
  • Inaugural Fanfare for orchestra (1969)
  • Happy Anniversary for orchestra (1969)

1970–1990[edit]

  • Duo for flute and piano (1970–71)
  • Threnody No.1: In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky for flute, violin, viola, and cello (1971)
  • Three Latin American Sketches for orchestra (1972)
  • Night Thoughts: Homage to Ives for piano (1972)
  • Threnody No.2: In Memoriam Beatrice Cunningham for flute, violin, viola, and cello (1973)
  • Midday Thoughts for piano (1944/82)
  • Proclamation for piano (1973/82)
  • Proclamation for orchestra (orchestrated 1985 by Phillip Ramey)