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An arrangement of the Stanley Trumpet Voluntary for two Trumpets & Organ in Bb.
Stanley, who was blind from an early age, studied music with Maurice Greene and held a number of organist appointments in London, such as St Andrew’s, Holborn from 1726. He was a friend of George Frideric Handel, and following Handel’s death, Stanley joined first with John Christopher Smith and later with Thomas Linley to continue the series of oratorio concerts Handel had established, and succeeded him as a governor of the Foundling Hospital (continuing his tradition of performing "Messiah" for them).
In 1779, Stanley succeeded William Boyce as Master of the King’s Musick.
Stanley’s works include the opera Teraminta, the dramatic cantata The Choice of Hercules, twelve other cantatas with texts by John Hawkins, the oratorios Jephtha, The Fall of Egypt and Zimri, and instrumental music, notably three volumes of Voluntaries for organ (1748, 1752, and 1754). Nearly all of the voluntaries feature a short, slow introduction followed by either a solo-stop movement (such as the so called trumpet voluntaries) or a fugue. Some of the former have been arranged in modern times for string chamber orchestra and trumpet.
Reviews of Stanley Trumpet Voluntary Op. 6 No. 5; for two Trumpets & Organ in Bb (Lower version) no pedals
Great sounding arrangement of a classic Trumpet Voluntary by Keith, would love to hear this performed live with two great trumpeters in a church or cathedral. Maybe Wynton & Crispian Steele Perkins?
I note there are other versions for Semi & Pro players in a higher tessitura, kudos to you Mr Terrett for bringing this old warhorse a fresh sound with two solo Trumpets!