Fanfare for the Common Man

During the World War II years, the world was in need of cheering. Eugene Goossens, the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, commissioned composers to write a fanfare that would instill a sense of patriotism and nobility in the listeners. More than a dozen pieces were produced, but the one that became the most popular was Aaron Copland’sFanfare for the Common Man.” Goossens and his orchestra premiered the piece on this date in 1943.  Source:


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