Battleship Yamato: Star Blazers
I didn’t realize these two titles were related until someone told me the details of Star Blazers and I recognized it as the same plot in Yamato.
The opening song, for the launching of the ship, is fiery.
Is an orchestral arrangement.
They recently re-made the series http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/space-battleship-yamato-2199
If you can’t find the English spelling, use the Japanese spelling Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199.