Blow the Trumpet
for trumpet, choir & organ (1991, rev. 2014)
Composer Facsimile Edition, 6 minutes
the Trumpet inspired all of us at St. John's Church, not only to sing
our very best,
but also to start our next 150 years
with renewed zeal..." (The Choir)
Blow the Trumpet was commissioned by Barbara and Leland
Hendry for the 150th anniversary of St. John's Church in Olney,
Maryland and first performed there in 1991 in a festive celebration
bishop, pastor, musicians, and congregation.
is quite easy and is for SAB, trumpet and organ.
Based on the hymn tune "Lenox" by L. Edson,
the text has five stanzas by Charles Wesley and appears in Christian
Harmony (1866) and other collections, identified as "a
favorite old tune and song."
The principal tune appears in the
tenor voice of the 1866 version, a common practice of the period.
The complete, original hymn appears in the organ in the final
pages of the newly composed piece.
The baritone part may be subdivided where indicated
or the parenthetical notes may be omitted. For convenience, the trumpet part has
been written in C, but a B-flat instrument may be used or the part
omitted. If omitted, the organist may play the trumpet
part where possible and if wanted.
See page 2 score sample (after trumpet & organ intro.) below.
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