Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Today is the birthday of the great American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990), creator of Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, etc etc. I like his Fanfare for the Common Man so much I used it in the original production of House of Trash at HERE Arts Center in 2000 (I’m hardly the first, it’s a bit of a cliche by now, but that too was the point). Here’s a recording of that piece. I’m not sure why there appears to be a picture of Medieval knights with it:

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