Upon the arrival of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of Commonwealth, Royal Cavalry’s music band played the British Royal Anthem. This is the very first time that a foreign music band played a British Royal Anthem and shows the powerful bond among the nations.
The 90-minute show revisited events and memories from the Victorian era such as music hall, travel by trains and Industrial Revolution. As numerous as 500 musicians, riders and artists took part in the show in addition to 400 horses and 30 coaches.
The Royal Cavalry began its show by two horse-drawn music coaches getting into the arena followed by an Omani standard music piece – Basher Alkhair. After that, the band played an international music piece in front of the Royal Box.
The riders from equestrian expertise section performed numerous displays and the Royal Cavalry’s band played the musical piece – Nakhal’s Fort. This was followed by displays of Rakhd Alardah by the Traditional Horse Sports Section. The Royal Cavalry band also played the Omani piece – Falaj Daris.
Brig Gen Abdulrazak Abdulqader Alshahwarzi, commander of Royal Cavalry stated that the Royal Cavalry’s music division was honoured to play the British Royal Anthem and pleased on becoming capable to participate in the show.
Information Source: Muscat Daily