Fanfare for Freedom (Gould)
Year: 1943 / 1971
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.
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Morton Gould wrote his Fanfare for Freedom in 1943 for Eugene Goosens and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a commission commemorating the Allies' efforts in World War II. This magnificent fanfare features brass and percussion in a tribute to America's passionate pursuit of freedom.
- Program Note from Heritage to Horizons CD by Heritage of America Band
Fanfare for Freedom (1943) was one of a series of fanfares composed by prominent American composers for the 1942-43 season of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its conductor, Eugene Goosens. During World War I, Goosens had asked British composers for a fanfare to begin each of his concerts. The series had been so successful that he decided to repeat the process during World War II, this time using American composers. In addition to composers such as Roy Harris, Walter Piston, Henry Cowell and Paul Creston, the series produced Aaron Copland's celebrated Fanfare for the Common Man. Scored for just the winds of the orchestra, Gould's contribution to this series was premiered by Goosens and orchestra in 1943.
- Program Note from University of North Texas Symphony Band concert program, 22 September 2016
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- University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Steven Moore, conductor) – 14 April 2019
- University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 5 February 2019
- Texas A&M (College Station) Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor) – 7 October 2018
- Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphony Band (James Batcheller, conductor) – 5 December 2017
- San Jose (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 8 February 2015
- University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble - 3 March 2013
Works for Winds by this Composer
- American Ballads, Settings of American Tunes (1976)
- American Patrol (Gould)
- American Salute (tr. Lang) (1943/1971)
- American Salute (arr. Wagner) (1943/2009)
- American Youth March
- Ballad for Band (1946)
- Café Rio (1957)
- Centennial Symphony, Gala for Band (1983)
- Cheers! — A Celebration March (1979)
- Cinerama Holiday (1955)
- Concertette for Viola and Band (1943)
- Cowboy Rhapsody (arr. Bennett)
- Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Band (1955)
- The Deserted Ballroom (tr. Bennett) (1938)
- Dramatic Fanfares (arr. Brunelli) (1964/1967)
- Family Album Suite
- Fanfare for Freedom (1943)
- The First Noel (as arranger) (1949)
- Folk Suite (arr. Lang) (1959)
- Four Latin American Symphonette (arr. Koekelkoren) (1942/1998)
- Fourth of July (1947)
- Global Greetings(1994)
- Holiday Music (1947)
- Holocaust Suite (arr. Gould) (1978/1980)
- Jericho Rhapsody (1941)
- Jingle Bells (as arranger) (1857/1952)
- Jubilo. See: America Ballads, Jubilo - on "Year of Jubilo"
- Latin American Symphonette (arr. Koekelkoren) (1942/1998)
- March of the Leathernecks (arr. Lang) (1943/1944)
- Memorials. See: American Ballads, Memorials — on “Taps”
- Mini-Suite for Band (1968)
- Old Romance
- Overture from “Folk Suite”
- Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (as arranger; trans. Patterson)
- Pavanne (1938)
- Prisms (1962)
- Prologue, from CBS-TV series “World War I”
- Red Cavalry March (tr. Lang) (1943)
- Remembrance Day (Soliloquy for a Passing Century) (1995)
- Revolutionary Prelude, from CBS-TV documentary “World War I”
- Saint Lawrence Suite (1958)
- Santa Fe Saga (1956)
- Saratoga Quickstep. See: American Ballads, Saratoga Quickstep — on “The Girl I Left Behind”
- Sarajevo Suite (1964)
- Skier's Waltz. See: Cinerama Holiday Skier’s Waltz
- Soft Shoe Serenade from “Hoofer Suite” (1956)
- Star-Spangled Overture. See: American Ballads, Star-Spangled Overture - on "The Star-Spangled Banner"
- Symphonette No. 2 (1938)
- Symphony No. 4 (1952)
- Taps. See: American Ballads, Memorials — on “Taps”
- We Shall Overcome. See: American Ballads, Hymnal
- West Point Symphony. See: Symphony No. 4
- Windjammer (Highlights) (1958)
- Yankee Doodle (tr. Lang) (1945)
- Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Morton Gould." Accessed 4 February 2015.
- Gould, M. (1971). Fanfare for Freedom [score]. G&C Music: New York.