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Sound The Trumpets

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Sound The Trumpets
Sound The Trumpets


A trumpet and organ spectacular: three original Argo and DG albums on a generous, newly compiled 2-CD set. In Baroque works generally, the trumpet is always accompanied by drums, both of these instruments having strong associations with military music. The organ, on the other hand, is primarily associated with the church, and it is within the pageantry and rituals of divine worship that the combination of trumpets, timpani and organ comes most splendidly into its own. The repertoire on these recordings includes fine examples from the German, French, Italian and English schools, mixing original works and arrangements, jubilant fanfares with arias of liquid beauty. It is especially fitting that there should be two works by Buxtehude, who was for so many years organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck. In the city's central Dom, Preston was joined by the three prodigiously talented, twenty-something Läubin brothers to make 'Awake the trumpet's lofty sound' in 1985. Five years later they were reunited at the studios of Abbey Road in London to record Italian and German concertos full of stately proclamations and brilliant figuration. Back in 1968, Preston had scored a commercial and artistic hit for Argo with 'Music for trumpet and cornetto', a collection which ventured into little-known pre-Baroque territory and presented the uniquely rounded sonority of the cornet, the trumpet's forebear, for the first time on record. The soloist was the American Don Smithers, who had only begun to learn the trumpet a decade previously but rapidly made an international reputation as a trumpeter of astonishing security and virtuosity, especially in the early-music repertoire. 'The Läubin brothers form a fine ensemble, and the organ has magnificent clarity and quality of sound the performances are superb in this most enjoyable celebration of noble sounds and music.' Gramophone, March 1987 (''Awake the trumpet's lofty sound') 'The solo playing and the partnership with the ECO are so well managed that this disc is almost irresistible.' Gramophone, December 1991 (Trumpet Concertos) *FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA


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  2. 1 HANDEL Awake the trumpets lofty sound
  3. MOURET Symfonies de Fanfare
  4. BUXTEHUDE Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun
  5. BUXTEHUDE Ciacona in E minor for organ
  6. BACH Jesu, joy of mans desiring
  7. BACH Lobe den Herren
  8. BACH Darum wir billig loben dich
  9. BACH Dein ist allein die Ehre
  10. CHARPENTIER Marche de Triomphe et Second Air de Trompette
  11. A. SCARLATTI Toccata
  12. HANDEL Air & Variations
  13. PURCELL Voluntary for double organ
  14. PURCELL Sound the Trumpets
  15. HANDEL Trio Sonata No. 2
  16. BACH Sonata from Cantata, BWV 31
  17. HANDEL See, the conquring hero comes!
  18. TELEMANN Concerto in D major for three trumpets and two oboes
  19. VIVALDI Concerto in C major for two Trumpets, RV 537
  20. FRANCESCHINI Sonata in D major for two trumpets
  21. ALBINONI Trumpet Concerto in B flat major
  22. RATHGEBER Concerto in E flat major for two trumpets, Op. 6 No. 15
  23. TELEMANN Concerto in D major for three trumpets
  24. GROSSI Sonata Decima à 5
  25. BUONAMENTE Sonata Quarta à 2
  26. COPRARIO Suite
  27. FRESCOBALDI Canzona Terza à 2
  28. CORELLI Sonata in D major
  29. CAZZATI Sonata à 5 La Bianchina
  30. BUONAMENTE Sonata Quinta à 2
  31. VIVIANI Sonata Prima
  32. HINGESTON Fantasia
  33. VIVIANI Sonata Seconda
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