Trumpet Tune and Ayre

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (arr. Walter Barnes)

General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Harpsichord
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score Only (print) - $17.99   |   Each Part (print) - $10.99 (for entire collection)


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet or Cornet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Purcell worked for a secularized church which had very recently survived the Puritan Revolution. During the Restoration period, in which Purcell wrote most of his music, secular styles of composition were imported from France and Italy by King Charles II. As a court and church composer, Purcell was obliged to write in these new, imported styles. However, some of his earlier pieces reflect the style of his predecessor at the Abbey, Orlando Gibbons. The 'Trumpet Tune and Ayre' was originally written for keyboard, and is thought to have come from a harpsichord sonata.

- Program Note by arranger

This edition is part of a collection of arrangements in The Canadian Brass Book of Favorite Quintets, edited and arranged by Walter Barnes.


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State Ratings

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