Fanfare for the Common Man is a musical work composed in 1942 by the American composer Aaron Copland.
A fanfare is a piece of music usually introducing an event or another piece of music. They are most often short, rhythmic, exciting and often loud. Fanfares can be scored for any instruments, but instruments which excel at loud and percussive sounds, such as organ, brass and percussion are most effective.
This fanfare was originally written for the following instruments:
tam-tam (similar to a gong)
The recording above was conducted by Marin Alsop. Marin is an American conductor and violinist. On the 7th September 2013, she became the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms concert at Royal Albert Hall.
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