The 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky

 

If you are like me, this Fourth of July holiday will involve family cookouts in the backyard and outdoor concerts with fireworks. A frequent musical piece played during these patriotic concerts is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. If you are fortunate, the orchestral piece will include a choir singing, live church bells chiming and cannon fire booming in a grand finale. When the fireworks are choreographed to coincide with the crescendos, it’s just magical.

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