Ivor Gurney: The Trumpet — for choir & orchestra — FULL SCORE
The Trumpet for SATB choir and orchestra.
Edited & orchestrated by Philip Lancaster
Published in association with the Ivor Gurney Trust.
Published 9 March 2021.
Ivor Gurney made twenty settings of the poetry of Edward Thomas. All are for solo voice and piano, with just one exception: this stirring choral setting of ‘The Trumpet’, composed in around 1921.
Left in short score, the piece was premièred with piano in 2007, and a year later was first performed in this orchestration by Gurney scholar Philip Lancaster. Since then, the piece has been performed widely, recorded and broadcast. A CD recording of the work, in this orchestration, has been released on Naxos Records, and is available here. A vocal score of the work is also published by, and available from, The Maker’s Press.