FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN

Latest update on 29/04/2016

Artist: Cincinnati Symphony Orch.
Author: Aaron Copland
Year: 1942

Solicited by Eugene Goossens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Vice President Henry Wallace's speech "Century Of The Common Man".

Covers:

1970:

Emerson, Lake & Palmer [n°2 UK and on live lp Works Vol 1; ELP also adopted Copland's Hoedown, on the Trilogy album ('72); Copland was pleased: "Finally something's been done with my music"]

1977:

Rolling Stones [intro live lp Love You Live]

1977:

Queen [part of the main melody and stomping rhythm throughout stadion anthem We Will Rock You]

1983:

Styx

Copland also used this short piece in the final movement of his Third Symphony.

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