This sensational composition offers a regal ceremonial opening theme and a lyrical ballad, providing your wind ensemble with a wide spectrum of dynamic shading and interpretive nuance. A brilliant, punctuated trumpet fanfare opens the work in celebratory fashion. Melodic lines in the first section are supported by a fully scored low brass section while characteristically rich horn parts contribute to the majestic sound throghout. The second "song" section is highlighted by clarinet and oboe solos in an adagio molto rubato style with long lush phrases. The work comes full circle with the recapitulation of the original theme and a thrilling finale.