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Trumpet Tune in A

'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 4' (CDA66605)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 4
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Trumpet Tune in A
‘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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Details for CDA66605 track 1
Recording date
28 February 1992
Recording venue
St Bartholomew's Church, New York, USA
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Christopher Greenleaf
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  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 4 (CDA66605)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: July 1992
    Deletion date: October 2012
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