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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Song: Fanfare for the Common Man

Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common man played by Douglas Major accompanied by percussion at the Washington National Cathedral.


  1. Does anyone know where to find this sheet music for organ?

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  3. That appears to be an unpublished arrangement. However, if I were to play it, I'd probably purchase this brass ensemble version:
    Fanfare for the Common Man
    Then make a transcription. I use MuseScore. It's free and works really well.

    Good luck!