• Model: Fanfares by Aaron Copland and others
  • Pieces referenced:
    • Joplin, The Entertainer
  • Other allusions:
    • Copland's best-known fanfare is called "Fanfare for the Common Man."

The Fanfare for the Common Cold is written for two trumpets, two horns, and trombone. It uses "sneezando" effects.

An audio performance of the work is found on the Rice University site.