A London Intrada

London is one of the largest, busiest and most vibrant of capital cities and hosts millions of visitors from around the world every year, who come to enjoy its many attractions and rich history. From the daily Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to the annual Trooping the Colour, which celebrates the Queen's official birthday, ceremony plays an important part in London life and symbolises the city for many tourists. A London Intrada celebrates this love of 'Pomp and Circumstance'.

A fanfare-like figure opens the work and leads to the main theme, which is martial, broad and elegant. Stated first by the woodwinds, it is then taken up by the whole band. A second passage, featuring bare fifths, introduces a central legato theme, given first by the alto saxophone and then once again taken up by the whole band. The original theme is then reintroduced to bring the piece to a forceful close.