In late August 1942, Eugene Goossens, the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony, wrote to Copland requesting a patriotic fanfare to help with the war effort. Goossens suggested the instrumentation of brass and percussion and length of about two minutes. A large group of American composers were given similar requests, and Goossens hoped to perform Copland's fanfare in October at his first concert of the season. Since Copland did not deliver the Fanfare until November, Goossens suggested another date: March 12, 1943, as it would then be income tax time, an ideal opportunity for honoring the common man.
Fanfare for the Common Man - “The Presidents Own®” U.S. Marine Band®
Bernstein Conducts Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Fanfare For The Common Man performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Terminal 2, Dublin Airport.
CSO presents LUMENOCITY 2014 + Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man (Official Video)
Fanfare for the Common Man: New York Philharmonic. 911 museum closing ceremony