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 What's in a Name


In 1942, Eugene Goossens, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony, invited two dozen or so composers to write fanfares honoring those serving in World War II. Hear some more of those fanfares, and take a guess why Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man is the only one that's still regularly performed.   [MORE]



AMERICAN COMPOSERS

AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Aaron Copland is known for writing very American music. Listen to Classics for Kids programs about other American composers.

MUSICAL DICTIONARY

MUSICAL DICTIONARY
A fanfare is a flourish of trumpets, or other instruments, to draw attention as in making an announcement. The Classics for Kids interactive dictionary helps you understand the meaning of musical terms like concerto and symphony with examples for listening.

ACTIVITY SHEETS

ACTIVITY SHEETS
Classics for Kids Activity Sheets help you learn even more about the music you hear each week on Classics for Kids. Check out the activity sheet for Aaron Copland or your favorite composer.

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