And let the kettle to the trumpet speak, The trumpet to the cannoner without, The cannons to the leaves, the heavens to earth, ‘Now the king drinks to Hamlet.’

Claudius is composing a little piece of music in this text.

Kettle drum begins.

Then the trumpet answers and continues.

From a distance, cannons answer the trumpet’s call.

This is all a pretty specific cue for a sound designer. I wonder how many follow the instruction.

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