Allegro Con Brio
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Percussive, rhythmic, punctuated with strong articulations, this work epitomizes the Nelhybel style-the use of percussive and rhythmic snare drum and timpani, the lower brass theme with fanfare-like trumpets and decorative woodwinds, and the pieces energetic yet storical in nature. A short middle section at a slower tempo follows but quickly resumes to the opening tempo and style. The piece ends with the same strong motit.