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Thanks to Danica for the idea on this post! You can get links to all the posts in this Community series on DANICA’S SITE RIGHT HERE.

Check out this swanky artwork. Nice work, Danica!

 

For this post, I’ve chosen a classical track. I KNOW!

Way back in the 80s, my sister got married. As she walked down the aisle, her friend Patrick and I played Jeremiah Clarke’s Prince Of Denmark’s March, a.k.a. (and better known as) the Trumpet Voluntary.* It sounded great in the acoustics of the church, because of course we both were playing it fairly loudly. 🙂

My sister likely chose it because it was played at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and my sister is still, to this day, a big fan of Diana, so whatever Diana had at her wedding was good enough for her! Really, though, it gets played a lot at weddings (not just royal weddings) for very good reasons. It’s stately, powerful, and clear as a bell. Brilliant anytime, but perfect for weddings.

* From 1878 until the 1940 this piece was attributed to Henry Purcell (in fact, that’s who I always thought wrote it, but nope it was Clarke!).

Sadly, Clarke committed suicide in 1707, reportedly over being unable to be with the woman he loved because she was way out of his league in social standing. Imagine. There is some controversy about his life, and WIKI has the goods.

In Sum:

I do love this piece. Not just because it was what we played when my sister got married, but because, as a trumpet player, I will always cheer for the trumpets, and this is a great trumpet piece, through and through. So much fun to play (those trills!), and it sets my trumpet senses tingling every time.

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Check out the tune below. I love how, at 2:24, the trumpet just jumps to a fff at least, like BAM! Take THAT! Hahaha awesome.

NB: Whomever put the following video together would have been better to have left a static image throughout, so the song could stand strong alone. I suggest opening a new tab and letting this song play while you browse on another tab so you don’t have to watch these images. Also, good headphones recommended for maximum in your ears trumpet thrills! ENJOY!

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