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Scenes from Billy the Kid

Scenes from Billy the Kid Aaron Copland / Arr. Quincy C. Hilliard

Inventory #HL 48006980
UPC: 073999340204
Publisher Code: M051659517
Following the success of his El Salón México, Aaron Copland was called upon by ballet impresario Lincoln Kirstein to compose the music to a ballet based on the legend of Billy the Kid, drawn from the 1925 best seller by Walter Noble Burns. Premiered by Ballet Caravan in 1938 in a two-piano version, a full orchestral score was completed in May 1939. The ballet was a great success and Copland began getting royalty checks of $40 for each performance. He related It was after Billy, when I was almost forty years old, that my mother finally said that the money spent on piano lessons for me was not wasted.

The Suite from the ballet music was completed by Copland in the summer of 1939. As arranged for wind ensemble by Quincy C. Hilliard, the Suite is programmatic. Beginning with The Open Prairie, Copland's conveys the space and isolation of the New Mexico prairie. He depicts the life in a frontier town with cowboys demonstrating their skill with lassos and follows with a Mexican dance. A brawl breaks out and gun shots are heard. Billy's mother is accidentally killed and Billy takes revenge by stabbing those guilty, necessitating his flight into the night. A posse is successful in capturing him and the town rejoices. Billy's demise is noted in a short, solemn passage. The Suite concludes with an adoption of the opening theme to convey a new dawn opening over the prairie.Collage of tunes from the Ballet-Suite of Copland. Included: The Open Prairie Street in a Frontier Town Cowboys with Lassos Mexican Dance and Finale Gun Battle Celebration (after Billy's Capture) Billy's Death Open Prairie Again.

Besetzungsliste / Instrumentation:


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
Bass Drum
Crash Cymbals
Glockenspiel
Gourd
Slapstick
Snare Drum
Suspended Cymbal
Triangle
Wood Block
Xylophone
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Product information
Order id: 172542
Difficulty: 5
Duration: 09:40 min
Pages: -
publisher id: BHI 6101970 (HL48006980)
EAN: 9790051659517
Composer: Aaron Copland
Arranger: Quincy C. Hilliard
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock
Instrumentation: Blasorchester Noten / Concert Band

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