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    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring


    Please enjoy our performance of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

    To listen without downloading all 22:22 minutes and 20-plus MB, please visit the webpage and click "Listen"

    The Fleas
    Rusty Soul Flea Orchestra

    (Rendered using GPO version 3.0, JABB; Finale 2008)


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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

    Enormous effort to bring this iconic work into the digital age. Congratulations

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    I would like to congratulate you with a hearty BRAVO.

    This is superb. The tempi, dynamics, phrasing. All well executed. You have turned a rendering into a performance.

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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

    Wow. That leaves me breathless. Great rendering. I admire your patience and craftsmanship.
    Best regards,

    Little Red King

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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

    What a great pleasure you have given me today
    with this excellent rendering of a very old and very
    dear friend of mine. I listened earlier today, and
    have come back now for still another indulgence.

    You see, this was the first large piece I ever did
    a detailed analysis of, oh, about 35 years ago under
    the guidance of my mentor and friend, theorist
    Terrence Greenawalt. I perhaps learned more at his
    hand about music than any other; and much of it in
    the studies of Aaron Copland.

    Thank you for this. A wonderful job on it!

    My best,


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    When I was younger, I listened to a piece by Copland and was bored to tears. I have no Idea today what that piece was, but I know it was not one of his famous ones. A couple of years ago when I realized it was his music in the beef commercials, I went out and started to find that he is a true American Icon. Just some of the greatest american music around.

    Thanks for posting this


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    I had to plug my two cents here. The very first "serious" orchestral music I fell in love with was Appalachian Spring. I have lived and breathed Copland's music ever since. You have done a wonderful job of capturing his music. Thank you for your incredible effort in your renduring of one of my favorite pieces of music.

    Serenity Musician (Gary A.)

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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring


    Over 21 munutes of pure delight! What an undertaking this must have been and what a great job on this. I am so impressed with how good this sounds ( this has always been one of my favs ).

    I only wish I could feature it on our web site, but being written in 1942 seems to put it out of public domain.

    Nevertheless, I am so glad you posted it here for comment and for us to enjoy. This is quite an achievement.

    Thanks for posting this.

    All the best,


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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

    Simply awesome... along with your other performances (I hesitate to say merely "renderings").

    Whatever techniques and processes you happen to be using, they are executed with a tremendously high level of musicianship. Congratulations!


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    Re: COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

    Wow! What an undertaking and absolutely AMAZING rendition. This is truly superb. I actually went to listen to a recording I have of this, after I heard the "Flea's" version, then went back to yours because I prefer it!

    Wonderful work! Well done on a mammoth task, for producing such an aural delight!

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