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 four part chorus. The air given in the HTI is the same, and the whole piece is in D major. There are symphonies as well, and repeats of the chorus and fanfare 'Soon shall the trumpet sound'. 'The Madding Crowd' are studying this in current repertoire, taken from an manuscript from Chelsea, London, which contains a number of pieces from the Surrey Chapel Collection, but not including the symphonies! I will send you a pdf of my transcription of this piece from the Surrey Chapel Collection, and a midi file, in the hopes that you will be able to hear it!
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
William Dixon's 'Trumpet' Ros Clements,Thu Apr 12 10:12am
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