With Noise of Cannon
from the Ode.
a song for bass (G-e'), 2 violins and continuo
The Ode With Noise of Cannon is a substantial piece scored for trumpet, soloists, chorus and orchestra, of which this present edition gives the opening vocal number, scored for bass with two violins.
Croft’s Ode With Noise of Cannon Laurus Cruentas, was part of his submission for the degree of Doctor of Music at Oxford, which also required the performance of the works submitted. This performance took place at the Sheldonian Theatre on Monday July the 13th 1713. Such was the success of this performance, that a second was called for for the following Monday.