Ivor Gurney: The Trumpet — for choir & piano or orchestra — VOCAL SCORE


The Trumpet for SATB choir [and piano or orchestra].
Edited by Philip Lancaster

Published in association with the Ivor Gurney Trust.

20 pages.
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 that orchestration, has been released on Naxos Records, and is available here.  A full score of this orchestration of the work is also published by, and available from, The Maker’s Press.