I end 2018 with one of my favourite pieces. Originally a poem set to music by Thomas Arne. Despite being British, I'm not a great fan of the words, but it is a great piece of music to play. I didn't try to imitate it as an orchestra and soloist piece but treated it as if it were a keyboard piece.
Three times through, each building slightly. Don't worry for those who think the chorus is a bit a restrained, the final repeat deals with that...