Music Selection for Kingly Entrance?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by cmyers, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. cmyers

    cmyers New Friend

    Dec 10, 2008
    I apologize if this question isn't appropriate in this forum, but I'm looking for a 45-60 second selection of music with trumpets and maybe drums that would be suitable to use in a scene in a play where a King and his court enter.

    I'm looking for something either on CD or in mp3 or wav that I can play for that scene.

  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The opening fanfare from L'orfeo by Monteverdi
    The opening Movement of Charpentiers Te Deum
    The MGM fanfare (actually the roaring lion eats the king/court afterwards)
    The Chorale #9 from the Christmas Oratorio by Bach
    an arrangement of the hymn "We three kings of orient are"
    The first movement of the Telemann Concerto for 3 trumpets
    The first movement of the Altenburg Concerto for 7 trumpets
    Bibers Sonata for 6 trumpets
  3. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    there's also also a short fanfare by Henry Purcell.
  4. lovevixen555

    lovevixen555 Banned

    Nov 5, 2008
    Well in modern times inthe USA we play Hall to the Chief which sounds stately but not grandious.... Do you mean like medival trumpet type call or hall marking the King's pressence like a bunch of natural trumpets blasting loudly and in a very grand and over whelming way but only for a chort time frame?????
  5. Richard Oliver

    Richard Oliver Forte User

    Jul 18, 2006
    Casper, WY
    Check out Maurice Andre playing Telemann's Heroic Marches.

    Gosh, is it still available. Owned the lp back then.
  6. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Search out "deebee" on this site - Dave has some freely available short fanfare scores that you might use - all you need to do is ask.

    {You might try a couple of bars of "Send in the Clowns" as an alternative - we tried that at a recent (informal) local government function, it went down a treat with the crowd, but less so with the politicians. Sensitive little flowers (I voted for the other mob).}
  7. deebee

    deebee New Friend

    May 11, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    tedh1951 – thanks for the mention! Unfortunately, I don't have any recordings ready to go. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, none of the most recent collection of fanfares has even been performed yet!

    The sheet music to all of these is free for the asking – for more info, see here and here .


    I was going to mention the fanfares of James Olcott (Triplo Press), Clint Needham (the relevant works are also at Triplo Press, but here's the composer's site) and David Dzubay (Pro Nova Music). Their websites have demo mp3s, and, because these composers are easily contactable, the whole copyright clearance issue might be comparatively straightforward.


    cmyers – any feedback?


    cheers – deebee

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  8. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    There always "Pomp & Circumcision".

    Yes sir! That's what I said!


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