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In 1966, Copland transcribed selections from his 1948 orchestral Red Pony Suite for band. The first two movements -- "Dream March" and "Circus Music" -- depict the boy imagining his pony leading knights into battle, and then performing under the bigtop.

"Walk to the Bunkhouse" portrays the cowhand the boy idolized, while "Grandfather's Story" accompanies the old man's tales of his days as a pioneer. The band suite closes with the movie's opening music, originally titled "Morning on the Ranch," reworked into "Happy Ending."


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