The Prince of Denmark’s March
2 mins 44 secs
Flute, oboe, clarinets in B flat , French horn in F and bassoon
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Jeremiah Clarke (1674 – 1707) was a baroque English composer and organist. He held various musical posts in Winchester and London (where he was the organist at St Paul’s Cathedral and the Chapel Royal). He also taught many pupils and fell in love with one of them. It was this doomed relationship that caused his suicide. He is best know for this Trumpet Voluntary which is often played at weddings and commemorative occasions. Originally attributed to Purcell, a close contemporary, it was credited to Clarke after WW2. The same is true of the Trumpet Tune in D.