Jeremiah Clarke's trumpet music
Clarke, who was born in 1674, was a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral, and later became organist at the Chapel Royal.
The Prince of Denmark's March, also called the Trumpet Voluntary, is a joyous piece so I was startled to learn that Clarke, who wrote the music when he was 27, committed suicide seven years for love of a lady.
Intense happiness followed by drowning sorrow.
For a long time his music was attributed to Purcell, but that at least has been straightened out. This popular voluntary is Clarke's.