|Title||Pan American Fantasy|
|Composer||Rauterkus, J. A.||
Concert Piece, Fantasy
|Location||Marshall's Band Library|
"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 neighbors. 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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