Tag Archive | Baroque

Wedding Music: The Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet “Mystery”

The Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet Tune and Ayre and Trumpet Voluntary or Prince of Denmark’s March

The English composer Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 – 1707) has had the great misfortune to have his two best compositions wrongly attributed to his much more famous contemporary Henry Purcell (1659-1695):

Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Tune and Ayre:

Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary or Prince of Denmark’s March:

The Confusion between Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell

Jeremiah Clarke (1659-1707)

Jeremiah Clarke (1659-1707)

You will still, quite often (as in one of the above videos), hear both of these pieces being attributed to the wrong composer: i.e.… Read the rest

Wedding Music: Handel Water Music

Handel’s Water Music for Your Special Day

If you want to add a Royal touch to your Wedding day, try using some music from Handel’s Water Music.

Here is a modern performance of this ancient music that tries to present it as it may have sounded in Handel’s day:

Handel’s Water Music is a Suite Deal!

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Wedding Music: The Pachelbel Canon in D

The Pachelbel Canon in D

The Johann Pachelbel Canon in D is one of my personal favorites. I am always happy to see it requested by a Bride.

Here is this beautiful piece in its original version as composed by Pachelbel in the 17th century.

Pachelbel and his Canon in D

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1709) lived a long-time ago.… Read the rest