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Title Pan American Fantasy
Composer Rauterkus, J. A. Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number C-545
Type CB
Date 1942
Key Eb
Arranger Unknown John B. Marshall Length 0.00
Publisher Rubank, Inc. Vocal No
Association Goehring, E.M. Grade/Difficulty ?/?
Last Performed Unknown
Manuscript No
Style Concert Piece, Fantasy
Location Marshall's Band Library
Cataloger Perry Hartmann
Date Cataloged 06/23/1993
"Dedicated to E.M. Goehring whose valued assistance made this work possible". 
    To foster a better understanding and promote the good neighbor policy 
throughout the Americas, the composer was engaged in a series of short wave 
broadcasts to our sister republics in the South. Unaware of any similar work, 
the Pan American Fantasy was conceived as a salute to our Latin American 
    The fantasy opens with the melody "America", in a minor key, suggestive of 
the troubled times we were experiencing. It employs thematic material from eight 
of our neighboring republics which is contrasted by references to "Dixie" and 
"Columbia the Gem of the Ocean". The fantasy closes with the last half of 
"America" in the major key, suggesting that all is well, when the Americas 
combine in mutual co-operation. 
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