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Classical Music Experts-- What Is This Piece?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:51 pm
by Majestic
Hi,

Can someone help me identify the harpsichord piece that begins in this clip at 00:40?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKsHjr4nlI

I know, I know--- it's an old, nutty conspiracy theory radio piece, but I find this kind of stuff entertaining to listen to sometimes. :lol:

Re: Classical Music Experts-- What Is This Piece?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:01 am
by kickassclassical
Hi Majestic,

Your regal, fancy, kinda "churchy" piece has been identified by our Twitter friend janezstyle as "Trumpet Tune" by English organist and Baroque composer Henry Purcell.

YouTube: http://youtu.be/ngn77Nl9HIk
iTunes: http://bit.ly/kHi5gq
Amazon: http://t.co/P9JOue3

You may have heard it played at a wedding or two thousand, and your version is all organ, but as the title suggests it was originally intended for trumpet :)

Enjoy!

Re: Classical Music Experts-- What Is This Piece?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 am
by Majestic
Excellent, thank you so much for the info!