American composer Howard Hanson wrote this Fanfare in 1943, after Cincinnati Symphony director Eugene Goossens asked noted composers of the day to compose fanfares that would be "stirring and significant contributions to our war effort." This was the request that also produced Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. --James Huff 08:45, 18 November 2007 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)