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The Prince of Denmark’s March (Original Key D)

Composer
Jeremiah Clarke
Year of composition
1700
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
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Jeremiah Clarke’s "The Prince of Denmark March" is often falsely attributed to Henry Purcell as "Trumpet Voluntary in D" (because the piece was once published among a collection of works including those of Purcell). Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) originally wrote this work for harpsichord in 1700 (published in London in 1702). He later adapted it and included it in a suite for wind instruments. I have arranged it here for strings (with optional trumpet doubling the violin I part–the trumpet parts in both C and B-flat, although not listed in the score, are included in the set of instrumental parts). The piece is often requested for weddings. If you like this arrangement, visit my website at: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/ where you will find many more arrangements for string quartet/string orchestra.

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