Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
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The best American classical music
3. Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
With its booming timpani and a heart-stopping brass fanfare, this 1943 piece by Copland is instantly recognisable. And with such an impressive opening, it's no wonder Copland reused the music as the theme in the last movement of his Symphony No. 3.