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  • Many couples now request trumpet music at their wedding. This collection contains the most frequently requested and most suitable pieces, arranged for players of moderate ability, and all fit the instrument like a glove. Trumpeters will love them , and so will the happy couple.


    Hornpipe from `The Water Music - George Frideric Handel
    The trumpet shall sound - George Frideric Handel
    Trumpet Tune and Air - Henry Purcell
    Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmarks March) - Jeremiah Clarke
    Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn

    Arrangers Note

    Except where stated, all performance directions and written-out ornaments are editorial. All solo parts are intended for trumpet in B6

    Hornpipe from `The Water Music
    This was originally composed for an orchestra of trumpets, horns, oboes, bassoons and strings to play for King George I on a outing on the Thames in 1717.

    The trumpet shall sound
    An abbreviated version of the air from Messiah for bass voice, solo trumpet, oboes, strings and continuo. The direction Pomposo, ma non allegro is Handels own.

    Trumpet Tune and Air
    Two pieces, originally for harpsichord.

    Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmarks March)
    An organ arrangement of Clarkes harpsichord piece by William Spark, organist of Leeds Town Hall 1859-1897, was published under the title Trumpet Voluntary , and ascribed to Henry Purcell. This included small modifications (dare one say improvements?) to the melody. It appears that it was Sparks version which was orchestrated by Henry Wood, whose frequent performances at the Proms made it one of Englands most famous tunes, albeit under Sparks title and incorrect attribution. The present version, while based directly on the original, owes a little to both Spark and Wood.

    Wedding March
    A shortened version, from the incidental music to Shakespeares play
    A Midsummer Nights Dream, for full orchestra. Allegro vivace is Mendelssohns own
    direction, but the original time signature was 4/4.

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