• Joan Tower
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1986)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
  • 3 min
    • 25th July 2024, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    • 31st July 2024, (Bella Concert Hall), Calgary, AB, United States of America
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Programme Note

Composer Note:

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 was inspired by Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and employs, in fact, the same instrumentation. In addition, the original theme resembles the first theme in the Copland. It is dedicated to women who take risks and who are adventurous. Written under the Fanfare Project and commissioned by the Houston Symphony, the premiere performance was on January 10, 1987, with the Houston Symphony, Hans Vonk, conductor. This work is dedicated to the conductor Marin Alsop.

-- Joan Tower


Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1



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