The rhythm is based on an American cowboy square-dance. has 3 main sections after the introduction, therefore the form is ABA or Ternary form . The introduction starts with a “tutti” which means full orchestra.
*A note on pronunciation : Many classical musicians pronounce Rodeo with its original Spanish pronunciation ro-DAY-oh ro-DAY-oh, sometimes even adding an accent. Copland himself used the more commonly American RO-dee-oh RO-dee-oh when referring to this work.
Timpani | Snare drum /Triangle/Bass drum/Cymbals/Wood block. Piano.
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