Jon, this is perfect. Puts me into a clowning mood today. Wait, that's everyday! The strings, the woodwinds, the percussion ... all perfectly balanced and so real feeling it's hard to imagine otherwise.
What a festive piece. Well done. The rendering, as has been pointed out, is superb. Your themes and their development are not only masterful but leave one wanting a bag of peanuts and a drink.
I love it! Five stars and two thumbs up. And i like particularly the... appearance of something that sounds Russian or Eastern European... or maybe it is Hungarian Dance, I don't know but it sounds just fantastic, as does all of it.
PS: It continues to be mind boggling to me that this can be done with GPO, amazing.