What?!? ANOTHER Trumpet Tune?!? :-0
Yes, but this one does NOT use the Solo Tuba!!! It uses the Solo Tromba instead... ;-)
On Saturday, I had a meeting with a couple who will be getting married soon. They wanted a more "contemporary" processional.
I found this, which I'd never played, but had had for quite awhile. It's in the "Oxford book of Wedding Music". What THEY meant was a popular song - which they won't get... ;-)
At any rate, I really liked this little item, so, I just "dashed it off" yesterday.
As I mentioned, it uses the Solo Tromba with the composer's "quirky" (but NICE!) phrasing. The piece is dedicated to Geoffrey and Pam Coffin, so, I assume this was done for their wedding. Geoff Coffin had been the Assisant Master of the Music at York Minster in the 1980's. The middle section is called "Love Song", and calls for two solo voices in alternation. I used the Solo Clarinet against the Claribel Flute (harmonic flute) on the Choir.
Born in 1939 in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, Carter studied music at the University of Leeds, before moving to York and joining the choir at the Minster as a bass. Whilst there, in 1965 he founded the Chapter House Choir, a mixed voice ensemble that achieved national renown under his direction of seventeen years. After spending a year conducting and adjudicating in New Zealand (1984), he returned to England to focus on composition.
Oxford University Press have published more than fifty of his compositions over a period of association spanning twenty-five years. A notable moment in Carter's musical career was a commission in 1997 to write a mass (Missa Sancti Pauli) for the tercentenary celebration of St Paul's Cathedral in London. In 2007, he composed a 22-variation Passacaglia for organ to mark the 90th birthday of the former York Minster organist Francis Jackson.
He travels extensively in Europe and Australia and New Zealand as a choral director.