Music: Let the Trumpets Sound

It all started last summer when Conductor Eugene Goossens of the Cincinnati Symphony gazed into the blue vacation waters off the Maine coast. What could he do in the war effort? What music would forward the spirit of the times? At length Conductor Goossens wrote to 26 modern composers asking for instrumental flourishes of the sort known as fanfares. Nineteen responded. Six Goossens fanfares are now being played by the NBC Orchestra in six weekly broadcasts of Music at War.* They are Morton Gould's Fanfare for Freedom; Henry Cowell's Fanfare for the Forces of Our Latin-American Allies; Paul Creston's Fanfare...

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