Aaron Copland

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.
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Music In This Episode

15th century fanfare


La Peri

LEventail de Jeanne

20th Century Fox theme

Babes in Toyland

Fanfare for J.F.K.

Olympic Fanfare

Fanfare for the Common Man