Prince of Denmark's March

Prince Of Denmark's March

Prince of Denmark's March

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The Prince of Denmark's March, commonly but erroneously called the Trumpet Voluntary, is a musical composition (a march) written circa. 1700, by English baroque composer Jeremiah Clarke (who was the first organist of the then newly rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral).


For many years the piece was attributed incorrectly to Clarke's elder and more widely known contemporary Henry Purcell. The misattribution emanated from an arrangement for organ published in the 1870s by Dr. William Spark (the town organist of Leeds, England). The arrangement was later adapted by Sir Henry Wood in his well known arrangement for trumpet, string orchestra, and organ.

The oldest source is a collection of keyboard pieces published in 1700. A contemporary version for wind instruments also survives.Randel, Don Michael (1996). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, p. 164. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674372999.Geoffrey Newton Sharp (1958) p. W. Heffer., 1958 the march was written in honour of George, Prince of Denmark, the consort of the then Princess, and later Queen, Anne of Great Britain.


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