On Easter, our church used an anthem that came from our Carribbean Moravian churches. It is a 3-part anthem - hand-written score. All we know us that this anthem is "traditional" for these churches, which were primarily founded between 1750 and 1800. However the parts and accompaniment have a very "WG" flavor. The anthem is called "The Trumpet", and the first line of the chorus is "Soon shall the trumpet sound". Sound familiar to anyone?
This is probably another red herring, but in the 1991 revision of the Sacred Harp, tune 149 is called The Trumpet, with composer given as J. Williams, 1831. Its metre is 126.96.36.199, with verses... more
Hello David - I'm familiar with the SH "Trumpet" (very difficult) because I'm a shape note singer here in the USA. I met some of you folks when you came to our convention a number of years ago -... more
Thanks Tim - The words to our anthem match those of your Dixon hymn. We have 5 verses plus the chorus. Our choral arrangement is 3 parts, has a wonderful symphony accompaniment. In fact, I noticed... more
The set piece 'Trumpet' appears in the 'Surrey Chapel Collection' 1807. The text is as Tim's suggestion - and has five verses, mainly sung by two sopranos & bass, with variations in verses 3 & 5 for... more
Yes, Ros - Thank you! this is definitely the same piece. Our manuscript copy has a little more by way of accompaniment, and when they sang it, our basses added some notes that fit well but don't... more
On my way to quire yesterday I popped into the British Library to have a look at the Surry Chapel Music and Dixon's Trumpet is quite a big set-piece , occupying pages 43-52 in both the editions I... more
It may also be interesting to glance at http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=richardrobinson.tunebook.org.uk/static/tunebook/02975 or http://richardrobinson.tunebook.org.uk/tune/8570 which are from... more