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Fanfare for the Common Man (arr Longfield)

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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (arr. Robert Longfield)

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General Info

Year: 1942 / 1944 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the concert stage to the gridiron halftime show, the Montreal Olympics and television commercials, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man has challenged performers and excited listeners. The score was written in 1943 "for the common man, who, after all, was doing all the dirty work in the war and in the army. He deserved a fanfare." Copland later used it as an integral part of his Third Symphony.

- Program note for Band Music Notes


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University University Band (Joseph Scheivert, conductor) - 1 March 2021
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Symphonic Band and Concert Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 25 April 2019

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