Here is the perfect opening work for any festive occasion, beginning with a thrilling sense of anticipation that builds to the spirited fanfare. The tempo then slows as the mood changes to a more dignified and stately version of the opening motif played in a legato style. This section then returns to opening fanfare that brings the piece to wonderfully triumphant conclusion. There is also a suggested cut which allows for effective performance in a shortened version. The perfect opener!