Purcell – Trumpet Tune in D

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-95)
Duration: 2-2.5 minutes
Price: £15
Grade: 7-8
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

Trumpet 1 in D
Trumpet 2 in Bb
French Horn OR Eb Horn

Henry Purcell’s Trumpet tune is recognisable as one of the most famous Baroque-era trumpet melodies. This arrangement, penned for Kensington Brass in their 2013-14 season, showcases an ornate solo piccolo trumpet and can act as a perfect opening item for any concert, wedding or Baroque themed programme. This arrangement mirrors the Michael Laird recordings with a short minuet interlude in between the main processional theme. Accessible and virtuosic, audiences continually love the sparkling sound of the solo trumpet lines and crisp baroque processional rhythms.

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