Aaron Copland was an American composer, born in New York City on November 14, 1900. He lived until December 2, 1990. In those 90 years, he studied music in Europe with Nadia Boulanger, won a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award, and created iconic American music. He did this by incorporating folk tunes and jazz into his music. Copland's ballets, such as Billy the Kid, Rodeo and Appalachian Spring are considered American classics. His Fanfare for the Common Man was composed to help create a feeling of patriotism, a love for America, the country that his music embodies.
Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man - Northumberland Brass
Rodeo American Ballet Theatre 1973