Fanfare for the Common Man & Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No 1Add to calendar
Aaron Copland | Fanfare for the Common Man
The Fanfare for the Common Man from 1942 was commissioned as one of many other fanfares for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The title was a matter of the heart for Copland, this was not a fanfare for any president, potentate or king, but for the common man. A tribute to the people who quietly did their duty during World War II.
Joan Towers | Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No 1
As you can imagine, this fanfare was written as a female equivalent to Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and was intended to be performed together with this piece at concerts. Joan Tower’s fanfare was dedicated to the conductor Marin Alsop and begins with a flourishing opening which then gallops forward with elements of percussion such as glockenspiel, marimba and drums.