This piece was written by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1915. Sibelius is a hero of the Finnish people for giving them a national musical identity, and his birthday is a national holiday.

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The epic theme played by the french horns at 1:12 was said to be inspired by the sight of a flight of swans. HOLD ON for one of the most monumental key changes in all music at 2:05!!

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