The popular marches and voluntaries associated with the marriage service have provided countless millions of couples with an enjoyable repertoire for many years. These wonderful tunes, some of which are included in this collection, are tried and trusted and will continue to be an important part of the marriage service. However, this publication seeks to extend the repertoire further with some new and distinctive voluntaries arranged for trumpet and organ, always such a nice combination for a wedding service. It also includes some 'interludes' which can be played when the bride and groom take their leave to sign the register. Please note that the Processional and Recessional voluntaries listed within are easily interchangeable.
In addition to the written music, this publication contains a CD of all voluntaries and interludes which will enable brides and grooms to make an informed choice. Importantly, for those not marrying in church, these pieces, if played on a hi-fi system, will allow the usual formalities to be observed in a venue unlikely to contain an organ.
... Thou art the King of Glory HANDEL Trumpet Tune PURCELL Flourish for a Festive Occasion WHITE Prince of Denmark's March CLARKE Toccata and Fanfare WHITE Passepied 1 and 2 from Suite No 1 BACH Theme from Piano Concerto k467 MOZART Soliloquy WHITE Theme from Symphony No 5 SCHUBERT My Heart is Inditing PURCELL Fanfare for a Special Occasion WHITE Trumpet Tune STANLEY Prelude from the Te Deum CHARPENTIER
Choosing the right music for a wedding is as important as all the other arrangements that have to be made. There is, of course, a lot of music to choose from and it is not always easy making the right choice without either a little expert advice on the subject or an opportunity to listen to what is available in advance.
Philip White studied trumpet, composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music where he is now Registrar and Projects Manager.
Philip's music has been performed throughout the country as well as played on Radio's 3, 4, and Channel 4 TV. Whilst his repertoire is varied, he has met particular success with both brass and choral works, some of which have received multiple performances and broadcasts. In particular, his brass quintet was first performed at the Wigmore Hall whilst his Intrada & Variations for two trumpets and string orchestra was twice performed at St John's, Smith Square featuring, on separate occasions, John Wallace and Crispin Steele-Perkins as soloists. Philip's violin concerto was premiered at the Royal Festival Hall under his baton with Maureen Smith as soloist and a major cantata 'When All the Earth is Paradise' was given its premiere in Dorking Halls with Julie Kennard, James Bowman and Alan Opie singing the solo roles. Philip has also conducted many amateur and professional groups and is presently conductor of Concordia - Crawley Choral Society. Before that he enjoyed a long association working within the Leith Hill Musical Festival movement.
Philip's work at the Academy has taken him all over the world and in 2001 he was elected a Fellow. He is also an examiner (practical and theory) for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as well as a British Federation of Festivals adjudicator.