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Copland, Aaron: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (1924) 25'


for organ and orchestra

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2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):xyl/cyms/wdbl/BD/SD/ tamb-2(1)harps-cel(ad lib)-strings
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Koussevitzky became music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra just as Copland was returning from France to America in 1924. He asked Copland to compose a large orchestral work with organ for Boulanger to play with Walter Damrosch in New York and with him in Boston. "I had never heard a note of my own orchestration," exclaimed Copland, "but Nadia and Koussevitzky both said, 'You can do it! I will never forget the thrill of the glorious sound of the orchestra playing my own music for the first time."

-Vivian Perlis, 1998

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