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Aaron Copland:

What is a Fanfare

The word fanfare comes from a French word that means to blow trumpets. Fanfares have been used for centuries to announce someone or something important. Presidential inaugurations, movies, the Olympics -- they've all had special fanfares written for them.

Music heard in this episode:

Anonymous: 15th century fanfare
Mouret: Rondeau
Dukas: La Peri
Ravel: LÂ’Eventail de Jeanne
Alfred Newman: 20th Century Fox theme
Herbert: Babes in Toyland
Bernstein: Fanfare for J.F.K.
Williams: Olympic Fanfare
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Learn more about Aaron Copland

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This Week's Quiz

A fanfare is generally played by

 brass

 strings

 woodwinds

 piano

The French word fanfarer means

 to march in a parade

 to blow trumpets

 to use a fan to cool off

 to clap for a favorite performer

Where are fanfares NOT used?

 sports events

 presidential inaugurations

 graduations

 lullabies

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Aaron Copland:

What is a Fanfare

The word fanfare comes from a French word that means to blow trumpets. Fanfares have been used for centuries to announce someone or something important. Presidential inaugurations, movies, the Olympics -- they've all had special fanfares written for them.

Music heard in this episode:

Anonymous: 15th century fanfare
Mouret: Rondeau
Dukas: La Peri
Ravel: LÂ’Eventail de Jeanne
Alfred Newman: 20th Century Fox theme
Herbert: Babes in Toyland
Bernstein: Fanfare for J.F.K.
Williams: Olympic Fanfare
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Learn more about Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

A fanfare is generally played by

 brass

 strings

 woodwinds

 piano

The French word fanfarer means

 to march in a parade

 to blow trumpets

 to use a fan to cool off

 to clap for a favorite performer

Where are fanfares NOT used?

 sports events

 presidential inaugurations

 graduations

 lullabies

 

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