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Aaron Copland (III) (1900–1990)

Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer (The Heiress (1949)), author, conductor, lecturer and educator. He was educated at public schools and was a music student of his sister and later Leopold Wolfson, Victor Wittgenstein, Clarence Adler, Rubin Goldmark and Nadia Boulanger. In 1925, he received the first Guggenheim fellowship awarded ... See full bio »

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Known For

Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
He Got Game
He Got Game Soundtrack
(1998)
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous Soundtrack
(1999)
The Bay
The Bay Soundtrack
(2012)

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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 2015) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
- Lisa with an "S" (2015) ... (writer: "Rodeo: Hoe-Down" - uncredited)
- The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006) ... (music: "Hoe-Down" - uncredited)
- Saturdays of Thunder (1991) ... ("Fanfare for the Common Man", uncredited)
 2015 Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony (TV Movie) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 2013 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Curtain Call (2013) ... (writer: "Fanfare For the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2013 (My) Immortal: The Web Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Yule Ball (2013) ... (writer: "Hoedown")
 2013 Play On! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 2012 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Sur 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 2012 57th Annual Young Musicians Foundation Gala (TV Special) (music: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.211 (2011) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (writer: "Saturday Night Waltz")
- Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (writer: "Music for the Theatre-Interlude")
 2009 Doctor Who at the Proms (TV Movie) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Appalachian Spring")
 2005 Brothers in Arms (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2004 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holiday Star (2004) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2003 Visiting... with Huell Howser (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holiday Star (2003) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 1997 ECW Barely Legal (TV Special) (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 1995 Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (music: "A Lincoln Portrait")
 1992 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Democracy in America (1992) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Appalachian Spring")
 1987 Emu's Wide World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 1986 A Step Away from War (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 1980 Great Railway Journeys of the World (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Coast to Coast (1980) ... (music: "Appalachian Spring" - uncredited)
 1979-1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- The Siren Song (1980) ... ("Simple Gifts", uncredited) / (writer: "Appalachian Spring", "Billy the Kid", "Rodeo")
- Chains (1980) ... ("Simple Gifts", uncredited) / (writer: "Appalachian Spring", "Billy the Kid", "Rodeo")
- The Suitor (1980) ... ("Simple Gifts", uncredited) / (writer: "Appalachian Spring", "Billy the Kid", "Rodeo")
- The Promised Land (1980) ... ("Simple Gifts") / (writer: "Appalachian Spring", "Billy the Kid", "Rodeo")
- Death in the Sierras (1980) ... ("Simple Gifts") / (writer: "Appalachian Spring", "Billy the Kid", "Rodeo")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Fanfair For the Common Man")
- Episode dated 28 July 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Fanfare For the Common Man")
- Episode dated 14 July 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
- Episode dated 30 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
- Episode dated 16 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 1976 Bernstein in London (TV Movie documentary) (music: "A Lincoln Portrait")
  New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1964) (arranger - 1 episode, 1961)
- A Copland Celebration (1970) ... (music: "Clarinet Concerto", "Billy the Kid" (excerpts))
- Jazz in the Concert Hall (1964) ... (writer: "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra")
- The Latin American Spirit (1963) ... (music: "Danzón Cubano")
- Aaron Copland Birthday Party (1961) ... (arranger: "Two Old American Songs") / (music: "An Outdoor Overture", "Statements: Dogmatic", "Dance", "Theme", "Hoe Down", "El Salon Mexico")
 1960 Rhythm (TV Movie) (music: "El Salon Mexico")
 1958 Appalachian Spring (TV Movie) (music: "Appalachian Spring" (complete ballet, in its original chamber music orchestration))
 1952-1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- A Jury of Her Peers/Billy the Kid/X-Ray Machine/Romance of Transportation (1953) ... (music: "Billy the Kid" (ballet))
- The Trial of Mr. Pickwick/Rodeo (1952) ... (music: "Rodeo" (ballet))
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... (music: "A Lincoln Portrait" (fragment) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Music and Imagination" See more »

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9 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aaron Copeland
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HE was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1986 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Nickname:

The Dean of American composers

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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