Aaron Copland

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.
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Music In This Episode

Fanfare for the Merchant Marine

Fanfare for Paratroopers

Fanfare for the Signal Corps

Fanfare for France

Fanfare to Forces of Latin Allies

Fanfare for Russia

Fanfare for the Forces

Fanfare for Freedom

Fanfare for the Common Man