Analysis Of Fanfare For The Common Man By Arron Copland

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"Fanfare for the Common Man" by Arron Copland was composed in 1942, and was written during World War 2. The contrast between the loud, bright, assertive tones and the soft, slightly mysterious tones that you hear within the music is quite unique. The spirit and form of this piece gives it that almost inspiring and patriotic feel. This piece is orchestrated from various trumpets, horns, trombones, tubas, timpanis, bass drums, and gongs. "It don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing") by Duke Ellington was performed in 1932, and sung in "Blue Note"; which to simply put it is a note half a step lower than what is expected. This piece is orchestrated from various trumpets, trombones, saxophones, pianos, banjos, basses, and drums; however,

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