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Fanfare for the Common Man

 

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What is a Fanfare

The word fanfare comes from a French word that means to blow trumpets. Fanfares have been used for centuries to announce someone or something important. Presidential inaugurations, movies, the Olympics -- they've all had special fanfares written for them.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. A fanfare is generally played by

brass

strings

woodwinds

piano


2.The French word fanfarer means

to march in a parade

to blow trumpets

to use a fan to cool off

to clap for a favorite performer


3. Where are fanfares NOT used?

sports events

presidential inaugurations

graduations

lullabies


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