by Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715)
Translation © by Lidy van Noordenburg

Sound the trumpet
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE GER
Sound the trumpet till around
You make the listening shores rebound.
On the sprightly oboy play.
All the instruments of joy
That skilful numbers can employ
To celebrate the glory of this day.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Bertram Kottmann) (Marc Lerique-Koechlin) , title 1: "Tant sur la trompette sonnez", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , title 1: "Blaas de trompet", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , title 1: "Laßt die Trompete erschallen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Siân Goldthorpe

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 33

Blaas de trompet
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the English 
Blaas trompetgeschal in 't rond
Laat 't weerklinken op stil strand en grond.
Speel op de vrolijke hobo.
Alle instrumenten zo blij
Die velen kunnen bespelen
Om deze glorieuze dag te vieren.


  • Translation from English to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2008 by Lidy van Noordenburg, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-20
Line count: 6
Word count: 32