Help me identify another song
October 13, 2005 8:39 PM   Subscribe

What is this tune, and who is it by? (I thought it was the Olympic Fanfare, but I checked and was wrong, and now I'm kinda stumped. Sorry to always be unable to identify tunes...)
posted by Bugbread to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
It's kind of Fanfare to the Common Man-y (Aaron Copland)....

but the timing is weird, so not 100% sure.
posted by starman at 8:47 PM on October 13, 2005

It is Fanfare for the Common Man, based on the tune, but it's a strange kind of recording.
posted by Jimbob at 8:48 PM on October 13, 2005

Thanks, guys.

Sorry, yeah, I just slapped a trumpet sound into Reason, put some reverb and chorus on it, and played it out real quick without worrying about exact timing/speed.
posted by Bugbread at 8:55 PM on October 13, 2005

It's definitely Fanfare for the Common Man. The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band allows the download of their rendition of Fanfare for the Common Man from their web site.
posted by RichardP at 9:36 PM on October 13, 2005

Argh! I should have known better than to compose an answer, get up to answer the phone, and then one hour latter press submit.
posted by RichardP at 9:38 PM on October 13, 2005

But then I wouldn't have gotten to hear the MP3 you linked. So it's ok!
posted by knave at 12:26 AM on October 14, 2005

I believe that the American coverage of Wimbledon uses that as the "come-back-from-commercial" music...
posted by mzurer at 8:31 AM on October 14, 2005

It's also the tune you hear when the Montreal Metro cars are rolling out of the station.

"The MR-73 model produces the system's signature three-note sound when the train pulls out of a station. The three-note sound is produced by a piece of equipment called a peak chopper, which is used to power up the motors on the train in stages, to prevent a power surge. The notes are the same as the first three notes as Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man", one of the musical themes for Expo '67, though this is apparently just a coincidence."
posted by bobot at 9:28 AM on October 14, 2005

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