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Title

Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland

Presentation Type

Creative Performance

Abstract

Aaron Copland was intrigued by Emily Dickinson’s poetry and carefully chose twelve of her poems to set to music. Copland wrote piano parts that would paint the picture of the character, the action, and objects in the poem. These four excerpts each explore different ideas of death and the afterlife.

Start Date

1-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 9:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Jeffrey Birch

Department

School of Music

Embargo Date

3-15-2015

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Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland was intrigued by Emily Dickinson’s poetry and carefully chose twelve of her poems to set to music. Copland wrote piano parts that would paint the picture of the character, the action, and objects in the poem. These four excerpts each explore different ideas of death and the afterlife.