A ceremonial piece for trumpet and organ
- Op.34 No.1
- 2 minutes, 10 seconds
This short voluntary, suitable for ceremonial occasions, exploits a rhythmic interplay between the two soloists.
It is structured in five sections: A B A1 C A2. However, the first episode is primarily for organ, and is a mere eight bars before the trumpet insists on restating the main theme; the second episode is considerably longer, at 34 bars, and is more relaxed in character.
The main theme returns to conclude the piece, highlighting the trumpet's stirring upper register.
- 1 May 2010 at the Maytime Concert of Words and Music at St John’s Church, Batheaston, near Bath. Tom Ashby (trumpet)
- 7 May 2011 at Shotley Farm House, Harringworth, Northants for the composer’s 60th birthday celebration. Tom Ashby (trumpet)