Twenty Fanfares for the Common Man

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Johann Wagenaar, Walter (Hamor) Piston, Howard Hanson, Henry (Dixon) Cowell, (Joseph) Deems Taylor, Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Virgil Thomson

Label: Classics

Media Format: CD or Download

Media Runtime: 50

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 37012-2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ceremonial Fanfare Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Inaugural Fanfare Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorale and Fanfare Howard Hanson, Composer
Howard Hanson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the Signal Corps Howard Hanson, Composer
Howard Hanson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the Forces Roy Harris, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Roy Harris, Composer
Fanfare to the Forces of the Latin American Allies Henry (Dixon) Cowell, Composer
Henry (Dixon) Cowell, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Airmen Johann Wagenaar, Composer
Johann Wagenaar, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Freedon Morton Gould, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Morton Gould, Composer
Columbian Fanfares Morton Gould, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Morton Gould, Composer
Fanfare for JFK Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the 25th Anniversary of the High Schoo Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Shivaree Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Russia (Joseph) Deems Taylor, Composer
(Joseph) Deems Taylor, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for France Virgil Thomson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgil Thomson, Composer
Fanfare for the Fighting French Walter (Hamor) Piston, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter (Hamor) Piston, Composer
Fanfare for Paratroopers Paul Creston, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Creston, Composer

Composer or Director: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Johann Wagenaar, Walter (Hamor) Piston, Howard Hanson, Henry (Dixon) Cowell, (Joseph) Deems Taylor, Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Virgil Thomson

Label: Classics

Media Format: Cassette

Media Runtime: 0

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 27012-4

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ceremonial Fanfare Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Inaugural Fanfare Aaron Copland, Composer
Aaron Copland, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorale and Fanfare Howard Hanson, Composer
Howard Hanson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the Signal Corps Howard Hanson, Composer
Howard Hanson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the Forces Roy Harris, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Roy Harris, Composer
Fanfare to the Forces of the Latin American Allies Henry (Dixon) Cowell, Composer
Henry (Dixon) Cowell, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Airmen Johann Wagenaar, Composer
Johann Wagenaar, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Freedon Morton Gould, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Morton Gould, Composer
Columbian Fanfares Morton Gould, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Morton Gould, Composer
Fanfare for JFK Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for the 25th Anniversary of the High Schoo Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Shivaree Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for Russia (Joseph) Deems Taylor, Composer
(Joseph) Deems Taylor, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fanfare for France Virgil Thomson, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgil Thomson, Composer
Fanfare for the Fighting French Walter (Hamor) Piston, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter (Hamor) Piston, Composer
Fanfare for Paratroopers Paul Creston, Composer
Jorge Mester, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Creston, Composer
Between 1931 and 1946 Sir Eugene Goossens, then conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, commissioned 19 fanfares—mainly from American composers—12 of which are included as the basis of this anthology. The most famous is Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, given a slow, majestic performance; his remaining two fanfares here were written for other events, but are only marginally less appealing. My other two favourites also have an independent existence. Hanson's six-minute Chorale and Fanfare is a splendidly ambitious piece. It opens with a hymn-like theme, initially Lutheran in feeling, to be followed by an almost Waltonesque allegro. Finally the re-introduced chorale expands into a glorious tapestry of sound, with echoes of the slow movement of Hanson's Romantic Symphony. Virgil Thomson's Fanfare for France (where he studied with Nadia Boulanger) initially evokes the simple, sprightly arpeggio style of the classical French military march, then wittily quotes phrases from Frere Jacques and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Bernstein's three pieces are characteristically exuberant and jazzy; the first written for the inauguration of President J. F. Kennedy in 1961; the second for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the High School of Music and Art, New York; the third, Shivaree (a mock serenade) was later incorporated into the Kyrie of the theatre-piece, Mass. It uses two brass groups and percussion in irreverant Ivesian juxtaposition. Morton Gould's contribution (ignoring the Goossens stipulation that the scoring should be for three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani and percussion) gaily introduces woodwind. Deems Taylor sombrely draws on a Russian folk-song (Dubinushka), while Piston's writing is uncompromisingly tough in its complex polyphony. Goossens's own contribution ends the collection more conventionally, but not less imaginatively, by interpolating a famous bugle call and traditional tunes like The roast beef of Old England, and concludes grandly with Heart of Oak. So, while this is essentially a disc to be sampled, with such good playing and lively, bright recording, convincingly balanced within the acoustics of St John's, Smith Square, London, there is a good deal of interest to be found here overall.'

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