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Why was Fanfare for the Common Man written?

During World War I he had asked British composers for a fanfare to begin each orchestral concert. It was written in response to the US entry into World War II and was inspired in part by a famous 1942 speech where vice president Henry A. Wallace proclaimed the dawning of the "Century of the Common Man".

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Consequently, what was Fanfare for the Common Man written for?

"Fanfare for the Common Man" was certainly Copland's best known concert opener. He wrote it in response to a solicitation from Eugene Goosens for a musical tribute honoring those engaged in World War II.

Beside above, how long is fanfare for the common man? four minutes

Regarding this, who wrote Fanfare for the Common Man?

Aaron Copland John Ryan

What is fanfare music?

A fanfare is a short, showy, piece of music usually played for a special event. It is often played to announce the arrival of an important person, such as a king, queen or presidential leader. Fanfares are usually played by trumpets or French horns and other brass instruments, often with drums.

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