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Engage and assess what your students hear in a fun, creative and artistic way as you study about (and play) the following songs written by Aaron Copland: "Buckaroo's Holiday" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo, Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for the Common Man.Use these scenic listening glyphs to enhance for your students what Copland's music was all about.


Hey Kids, Meet Aaron Copland | Composer Biography and Music Lesson Resources -

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." - Music quote by Aaron Copland


Music Ideas: Peter the Wolf, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Nights Dream on CD, any Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (CANNONS!), the ballets (Danse Russe from Nutcracker, all of Swan Lake are favorites), Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring his ballets (Billy the Kid, Rodeo), William Tell Overture, Scheherazade, Debussy - La Mer, Stravinsky - Petrouchka, Fantasia 2 (Night on Bald Mountain, Pines of Rome, Rhapsody in Blue, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Carnival of the Animals)

Animateur Paul Rissmann introduces Aaron Copland's exciting music for the ballet, Billy the Kid (1938). Discover how Copland created a popular style that inc...