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Aaron Copland (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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 2012/II The Bay (performer: "Grover's Corner from 'Our Town'") / (writer: "Grover's Corner from 'Our Town'")
 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 Hitchhiker Munchkins (Short) (writer: "Rodeo - Hoe, Down")
 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")
 2007 Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo (Video documentary) (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (music: "Rodeo" - uncredited)
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Appalachian Spring")
 2006 The Ultimate Gift (arranger: "Simple Gifts")
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006) ... (music: "Hoe-Down" - uncredited)
 2003 The Regular Guy (Short) (performer: "Fanfare For The Common Man") / (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 2001 One Angry Dwarf (Short) (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous (performer: "Fanfare For The Common Man") / (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 1998 The Faculty (writer: "OUR TOWN")
 1998 He Got Game (performer: "John Henry", "Appalachian Springs", "Hoe-Down", "Down a Country Lane", "Grandfather's Story", "Our Town", "New England Countryside", "Dream March and Circus Music", "Letter from Home", "Orchestral Variations", "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Pas de Trois", "Lincoln Portrait", "Billy the Kid") / (writer: "John Henry", "Appalachian Springs", "Hoe-Down", "Down a Country Lane", "Grandfather's Story", "Interlude", "Our Town", "New England Countryside", "Dream March and Circus Music", "Letter from Home", "Orchestral Variations", "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Pas de Trois", "Lincoln Portrait", "Billy the Kid")
 1997 ECW Barely Legal (Video) (writer: "Fanfare For The Common Man")
 1996 The Sunchaser (writer: "Appalachian Spring")
 1995 It Takes Two (writer: "Hoe Down")
 1995 Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (music: "A Lincoln Portrait")
 1991 Shout (performer: "Appalachian Spring") / (writer: "Appalachian Spring")
 1988 Miles from Home (performer: "Appalachian Spring", "The Promise of Living")
 1987 Gold Through the Fire (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man")
 1986 The Adventures of Milo and Otis ("Appalachian Spring")
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Of Mice and Men")
 1980 Great Railway Journeys of the World (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Coast to Coast (1980) ... (music: "Appalachian Spring" - uncredited)
 1980 The Pink Ladies (writer: "Fanfare for the Common Man" - uncredited)
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 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")
 1976 Bernstein in London (TV Movie documentary) (music: "A Lincoln Portrait")
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (music: "Dogmatic (Statements)")
  New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1970) (arranger - 1 episode, 1961)
- A Copland Celebration (1970) ... (music: "Clarinet Concerto", "Billy the Kid" (excerpts))
- The Latin American Spirit (1963) ... (music: "Danzón Cubano" - as Copland)
- 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)
- Billy the Kid (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)
 1947 Fiesta (music: "Fantasia Mexicana")
 1943 The North Star (music: "Song of the Fatherland", "Chari Vari Rastabari", "The Younger Generation", "No Village Like Mine", "Song of the Guerrillas" - uncredited)
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Stage Play: The The Pepper Mill. Musical revue. Music by Magnus Henning, Aaron Copland, Peter Kreuder, Herbert Murril and Werner Kruse. Book by W.H. Auden, Klaus Mann, Erich Muhsam, Ernst Toller and Erica Mann. Book adapted by John La Touche and Edwin Denby. Directed by Therese Giehse. Chanin Auditorium: 5 Jan 1937- Jan 1937 (closing date ... See more »

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