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Regimental Marches: 37th Regiment, ' The Hampshires ' ; 39th Regiment, ' The Dorsets ' God Save the King
THE '1812' Overture celebrates the salvation of Russia from Napoleon. It was written for the consecration of a church in Moscow which had been erected in thanksgiving for that event, and was to be performed in the open air by a huge military band, with cannons firing-all very grandiose !
Tchaikovsky himself afterwards described it in his diary as ' an indifferent sort of work, possessing merely a patriotic and local significance.' But very many people oppose that modest view !

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