Prelude on “National City” Organ, Trumpet in C
Based on the hymn tune, “National City”, this is a festive Easter work for trumpet and organ, appropriate as a prelude for festival Sundays or concert settings. The tune was written by Dr. Lawrence Schreiber, who was organist and minister of music for the National City Christian Church in Washington D. C. for 40 years. It appears in the 1995 “Chalice Hymnal” with the text, “We Know That Christ is Raised”. This setting is joyful and celebrative with a lyrical middle section. A fairly accomplished trumpet player with a “C” instrument is required. The composer has successfully performed the work with advanced high school players. This has been the composer’s most frequently performed composition.