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 violoncello with piano accompaniment sounding 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 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 tempo. The solo violoncello part is appended to the full score. There are three accompaniments available playing at 96, 92 and 88 dotted quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute.