copland, aaron

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Copland, Aaron [(kohp-luhnd)]

A twentieth-century composer noted for the American settings of many of his pieces. Some of his best-known works are the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, and Rodeo; he has also written chamber music, symphonies, and music for films.

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