The Trumpet Tune
2 mins 26 secs
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B flat, Horn in F, Bassoon
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Henry Purcell, 1659 – 1695, was an English composer who’s music for the opera Dido and Aeneas proved a turning point in the composition of music for operas. His most enduring piece is probably the theme that Benjamin Britten used for his Young Person’s guide to the orchestra.
This is an arrangement of another of his well-known pieces of music. The Trumpet Tune has been used by many a bride walking to the altar. This tune has been recently atributed to Jeremiah Clarke as it comes from the semi-opera, The Island Princess that he wrote with Henry Purcell’s brother or cousin, Daniel.