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Prince of Denmark's March

posted Aug 28, 2015, 6:35 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 6:57 PM ]
Title: Prince of Denmark's March
Composer: J. Clarke

Notes: Most frequently used as a Processional, but can also be a Recessional. Commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, it was composed ca. 1700 in honor of Prince George of Denmark. Like the composer's Trumpet Tune in D, for many years it was incorrectly attributed to Henry Purcell. It became very popular after it was played as the Processional for the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1981. A brief portion of it can be heard in the fade-out of The Beatles' It's All Too Much. And it was used on The Colbert Report as the theme for the recurring segments "Colbert Platinum" (on trumpet) and "Colbert Aluminum" (on kazoo).