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Pomp and Circumstance. Op. 39.
"Pomp and Circumstance" is the stately title of two military marches. They are similar in form, each being is strictly march rhythm with Trio. The first is in A minor, Allegro molto, the first part of the movement repeated after the Trio, and closes with a short Coda. The second is constructed in a larger manner, an introduction leading to the march. The Trio leads to a repetition of the first part, which is followed by the theme of the Trio. A short Coda concludes the spirited works.