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Composed in 1942 (while Copland was working on his Third and final symphony, which uses a reworked version of the Fanfare extensively in its fourth movement). It was written to a commission by Eugène Goossens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. According to Copland, Goossens, who had commissioned fanfares from British composers during World War I to begin each orchestral concert, had decided to do so again using American composers. 18 such fanfares were commissioned.

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  • Avatar for cheesetrolley
    Magnificent. Makes me think of towering Art Deco skyscrapers, shining brilliantly over the city on a foggy night.
  • Avatar for saltyknuckles
    Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Classics №XIV - http://classics.saltyknuckles.net/2014-07/
  • Avatar for TOMHINKLE57
    I HEARD THIS AS A KID WHEN BEN CACEY CAME ON IN RERUNS CIRCA 1965 AND IT GOT MY ATTENTION.
  • Avatar for Gvictor
    This piece makes me want to be 'Murican.
  • Avatar for Maddieman
    This track should be using the correct recording now.
  • Avatar for cm79814477
    Having relatives who fought in the war, I see this as a Fanfare or Celebration to the Greatest Generation, those who put lives and home on hold to fight for what we all take for granted today. The Whole of Our World owes them all a debt of Gratitude that cannot be repaid.
  • Avatar for pogopatterson
    Yeah, let's hear it for Mr. Average!
  • Avatar for JookieUk
    Agghh! I nearly jumped out my seat when this started lol *unplugs headphones*
  • Avatar for LOVE8Bella
    Classic end!!!
  • Avatar for greglypoop123
    epic, classic

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