The Golden Age is a piece written in the carefree style of the music written in North America at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The concerts in bandshells throughout Canada and the United States contained such popular compositional types such as: theme and variations, orchestral transcriptions, waltzes, overtures, rags and marches. This suite takes a typical concert at that time, and puts it all in a single, multi-movement work. In general, this piece was conceived in the "old style", with the instrumentation common at the turn of the 20th Century. Cornets would be more suitable rather than trumpets.