I played Grass Roots for my wife yesterday and she had some suggestions for a better ending. She felt that after the tuba flourish near the end that the last measures were an anti-climax. I had to agree with her and after about an hour of trying different things, I felt that I came up with a stronger ending. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts as well.
This new ending incorporates the syncopated rhythm introduced at the Majestic section at measure 79 and also ties things together harmonically by borrowing chords from the modes used in this final section.
To see and hear what I have composed thus far, go to http://www.cooppress.hostrack.net/grass_roots_blog.html