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