John Stanley was a pupil of Maurice Greene and, like his teacher, became master of the King’s Band of Music and organist of the Chapel Royal. Stanley’s six trumpet voluntaries, two each in his Opus 5, 6, and 7, are among the latest examples of the genre and represent the culmination of virtuosity within it. The first movement demands great agility of the solo trumpeter. The last movement contains a particularly pompous and exciting trumpet theme.
Solo Parts Included: Trumpets 1 & 2 (second trumpet part optional)