Quirky Animation Brings Copland’s Hoe-Down to Life

Copland's ballet score, Rodeo premiered with choreography by Agnes de Mille in 1942.(Photo: hans thijs)
Copland's ballet score, Rodeo premiered with choreography by Agnes de Mille in 1942.(Photo: hans thijs)

I know you know the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo. It’s the music for the beef commercial from many years ago.

You might call that old commercial the first music video, of sorts, for Copland’s Hoe-Down. But more recently Eleanor Stewart has created a stop-motion animation video that almost literally brings the score of this American signature work to life.

Take a look:

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