Totally the wrong angle for this, but way to go Aaron Copland for opening and closing the Tucson Rally....I guess this makes you our national composer now, doesn't it?
Opening Music: Fanfare for the Common Man (I remember watching this as a live telecast when I was 9 and being bowled over)
Granted he didn't technically write the Closing Music: Simple Gifts, but without his incorporation into Appalachian Spring, it would never have become an American Institution.
So Mazel Tov AC. You should have been America's Composer since Lenny first got you on National Television in 1958. Fifty-three years isn't all that bad as waiting goes.
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