by Joost Vanbrussel, Belgium(MEMBER)on February 9th, 2013
Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary on Jeremiah Clark's famous "The Prince of Denmark March" in its solo piano or organ reduction has a rich sound and warm baroque harmony on both instruments. The organ player may or may not double the bassline in the pedal, and a trumpet player (or oboe, or violin...) may even join the 'band' by playing the upper voice! Wedding ceremonies will benefit from it. The additional shorter Hornpipe is a nice piano piece with chromatic surprises in the typical Purcell style.
This transcription sounds full and complete, yet was not difficult. A fair amount of my wedding music was pretty much lost in the flood this past summer. I needed songs I could download for immediate use. This was not the arrangement I had, but worked well! I was pleased to find this site and this music, in particular. Thanks and keep the titles coming!
Good for weddings.
by anonymouson May 30th, 2007
This is a very chordal version, so sounds quite full & rich on the piano, but an organist may find it harder to solo out the tune on a reed. For single manual instruments this arrangement works well & the Hornpipe is a very useful voluntary that I hadn't come across before. The printing is exceptionally clear & easy to read.