On August 20, 1882 Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow.
According to Wikipedia, it was written "to commemorate the successful Russian defense against Napoleon I's invading Grande Armée in 1812". It is one of Tchaikovsky's best known works, but he disliked the piece, saying it was “very loud and noisy and completely without artistic merit, obviously written without warmth or love.”
I don't think a fireworks display is complete until the Overture finale plays, because the cannons are a great complement to the flashes of light in the sky. The Internet is full of videos of the composition, from serious compositions to popular performers, flash mobs, and one of my favorites, where Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner of the Animaniacs cause havoc with cannons.