Weddings, Church Services, etc.
Trumpet Voluntary, Rondeau, Bridal March, Water Music, Trumpet Tune, “Messiah”, Processionals, Recessionals …
You Name It!

Professional Trumpet Player!Rich Blakemore is a professional trumpet player who performs at weddings, church services, and many other musical events throughout the Triad and central North Carolina. Since graduating from the University of Michigan (BMus) and East Carolina University (MMus), Rich has performed with ensembles such as the North Carolina Symphony, The Triangle British Brass Band, various jazz ensembles and currently with the Winston-Salem Trumpet Society. Rich has studied trumpet performance with artists such as Armando Ghitalla, Col. Gilbert Mitchell, Adel Sanchez, and conducting with H.Robert Reynolds, Elizabeth Green and others.

Rich is a member of Main Street Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC and is a regular musician with many Main Street musical events.

511 S. Main St. – Kernersville, NC 27284

Fee: $225 Wedding Ceremony & Rehearsal
(Travel outside of the Triad – Negotiable)

Below are a few selections!*

Processional **
Composer
Title
Example
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Prelude to the Te Deum
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Jeremiah Clarke
Minuet
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Trumpet March
Recessional **
Composer
Title
Example
Jean-Joseph Mouret
Rondeau
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
John Stanley
Trumpet Voluntary
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Giambattista Martini
Toccata
George Frederick Handel
Water Music – Hornpipe
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/

George Frederick Handel

Royal Fireworks Music
Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
 Marc-Antoine Charpentier  Prelude to the Te Deum Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Prelude **
Composer
Title
Example
Ennio Morricone

J.S. Bach

Gabriel’s Oboe

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Play!

Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/

Jeremiah Clarke Serenade PLAY! *
Jeremiah Clarke Ecossaise PLAY! *
Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre PLAY! *
J.S. Bach Bist Du Bei Mir Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Cesar Franck Panis Angelicus PLAY! *
J.S. Bach / Gounod Ave Maria Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Franz Schubert Ave Maria Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/
Mozart Alleluia PLAY! *
Torelli Concerto in D – 3rd mvmt. PLAY! *
Handel Let the Bright Seraphim PLAY! *
Puccini Nessun Dorma PLAY! *
Hovhaness The Prayer Of St. Gregory Rich Blakemore https://soundcloud.com/rich-blakemore/

 

The above recordings from Sound Cloud are Rich performing with Carina Sturdy, accompanist.  Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Carina is an organ virtuoso who has performed at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC, and has studied with Timothy Olson from the NC School of the Arts.

* = The above selections are gathered from excellent recordings. Each of the performances are keeping with the appropriate style.

** = The PRELUDE occurs 20-30 minutes prior to the wedding service, while your guests are being seated. Organ and / or piano are the most appropriate choices, but a soloist can provide an excellent variety. The PROCESSIONAL occurs as the wedding party and the bride enter the sanctuary. The music can and oftentimes is the same for both, sometimes there is a slight break, prior to the bride entering. The RECESSIONAL occurs at the very end of the service, and is generally the most lively of musical selections.

“Professional Shofar Blower / Player!”2 Shofars

TE’KI’AH – a long blast with one or two notes. Praise/Worship
SH’VA’RIM – 3 medium blasts, two tones each. Repent /Broken
TE’RU’AH – 9 short, staccato blasts. Warfare & Victory
TE’ KI’AH GE’DO’LAH – an extra long single blast. It is the jubilee note extended as long as one can … and represents the great last trumpet sound when the Lord returns as King when we who are saved receive new bodies and we are all healed. Also used to call upon God.
A thanks for his Mercy /Goodness/Redemption.

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Mid-Size Shofar SoundLarge Shofar Sound

 

Summary
Trumpet Player
Service Type
Trumpet Player
Provider Name
Rich Blakemore,
Area
North Carolina
Description
Rich Blakemore is a professional trumpet player who performs at weddings, church services, and many other musical events throughout the Triad and central North Carolina.