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Dieppe, 14 July 1905: Night by John Duncan Ferguson (1874-1961)
Reproduced by courtesy of the National Gallery of Scotland / C Perth and Kinross District Council Museum & Art Gallery Department
Track(s) taken from CDA66605
Recording details: February 1992
St Bartholomew's Church, New York, USA
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Christopher Greenleaf
Release date: July 1992
Total duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds

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Trumpet Tune in A
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‘The trumpet shall sound … and we shall be changed.’ The trumpet has from ancient times been an instrument which heralds occasions of great importance, and this particular Trumpet Tune emblazons the acoustic of St Bartholomew’s with overtones of celebration and cere­mony, music to bring praise worthy of the exhortation of the psalmist … ‘Praise him with trumpet’ … and to bring a sense of awe at the revelation of the majesty which inspired the builders of great places of worship.

Its composer was Professor of organ studies at the Arizona State University in Tempe. He has taken the seventeenth-century English trumpet tunes as his model, refashioned with the heraldic harmonies of the present age.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1992

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