"Variations on Simple Gifts"

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Aaron Copland--United States

  Appalachian Spring was first written as a ballet with orchestra but it has become well known as a suite for symphony orchestra.  The music describes a pioneer celebration of spring on a farm in Pennsylvania.  American composer Aaron Copland used the Shaker tune “Simple Gifts” as his theme for which he wrote five variations

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