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 looked at ( Benjamin Jacob's original of ?1797 and the 3 volume edition printed by his successor D Heward in 1835).
Not knowing that Ros has already got a version, I have had a go at transcribing the first 3 voice section (Andante affetuoso !) and the first chorus (Allegro Moderato) (with trumpet) and for want of anywhere better I have put the pdf and midi at
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
Re: William Dixon's 'Trumpet' Tim Henderson,Thu Apr 12 12:25pm
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