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Sheet Music: Trumpet Voluntary in D major

TitleTrumpet Voluntary in D major
from Ten Voluntaries for Organ, Op. 6
Opus numberOp. 6, No. 5
ComposerJohn Stanley (1712–1786)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeC#4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time2:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-01
Last updated2011-08-01
CategoriesBaroque, Fanfares, Wedding music

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Monday 1 August 2011

Tune of the Day: Trumpet Voluntary in D major

by John Stanley, arranged for two flutes

Generally speaking, a “trumpet voluntary” is a kind of English keyboard piece from the Baroque era, most commonly played on the organ using the trumpet stop, hence the name.

John Stanley, an English composer and organist of the late Baroque (18th century), published at least thirty pieces under the name “Voluntary” for Organ. Most of these feature a short, slow introduction followed by either a solo-stop movement (such as the so called “Trumpet Voluntary” we present today, which is by far the most famous) or a fugue.

Thanks to Craig for suggesting this piece!