Copland 3rd Symphony

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Fikri Alfayed Holli Moote Monday, May 12th 2014 Music 10 Aaron Copland: Third Symphony Finale In the 20th Century, there were drastic changes in which people invented new things, especially in music. In the history of music are moved by the time passed by and then by each century people are bored then changes it into something new. For example are people like Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland who are struggling in changes of music and change the way they look from the last century. In the 20th Century, Igor Stravinsky was able to change the way people heard through the music. They are trying to make something new so that people would not be hearing the same music all over again, and so there are lots of people in the 20th century era…show more content…
Copland has done a lot of things that he did in composing the music for his country. Well-known music are Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Rodeo and the last but not least, Symphony No. 3. It is the third and final Symphony. Before this music was made, there are conflicts going on with World War II and then after that people are started to think that they should celebrate it with joy and honor to the countries that were saved. So, to them writing music is something that was symbolic to them, and it is especially great when it comes to that. That’s why; Aaron Copland started to work on his Symphony No. 3 commissioned by a conductor Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This ends up becoming Copland’s word that would “reflect the euphoric spirit of the country at the time”. Copland has made the purpose that it is going to be sophisticated daring than the last three songs, and it is going to be also more pleasing to the conductor’s liking “music in the grand…show more content…
The first movement, which is Molto Moderato, thus infuses with a tuneful melodic expansion. This could make the emerging subdue and ever-expanding opening theme. The movement proceeds to a more self-assured, brass-laden climax, which eventually will change the situation and environment around the hearer themselves. The opening of the Allegro Molto of the second movement announces a happy and cheering mood of intent, the percussion crashes and brass rocket figure that foreshadows the Fanfare of the last movement. The movement continues with trio cast scherzo, thus turning into humorous bounces and assumed martial drive. One could say that because of this the music is kind of “Perky” for some reason. Andantino Quasi Allegretto of the third movement opens with a somehow kind of a dialogue among the strings that in gradual, faint degrees that introduces the rest of orchestra; for example could be taken from its wind that enter by quietly doubling the string so that their presence is realized almost only after the fact. A vocally that’s flowing, concentrated “wedge” figures introduces more rhapsodic and expansive part, characterized by beating harmony and frequent parallel motion in the instrument that provides a shown part of medievalism. A quiet

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