This very familiar character piece dating from 1907 was originally composed in standard march form but the musical content has since been rearranged. In this arrangement for bassoon with piano accompaniment in the key of F a tempo of 96 dotted quarter notes is used in the realisation. Instrumentalists have the option of playing a shortened form of the piece ending on the first eighth note (quaver) of bar 88 or playing the repeat section as heard in the realisation. There isn't too much score detail in the arrangement and as the music originates as a march understandably in a performance there does not have to be many variations of the tempo. The solo bassoon part is appended to the full score. There are three piano accompaniments available playing at (1) 96 (2) 92 (3) 88 dotted quarter note beats (crotchet) to the minute.