Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel

Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel

by Alison Balsom
     
 

British trumpeter Alison Balsom has been popular from the start, and she seems to gain strength as she tackles each new project and expands her range. Here she plays a Baroque trumpet (apparently a natural trumpet with finger holes but no keys) and is accompanied by the period-instrument English Concert under its veteran conductor See more details below

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British trumpeter Alison Balsom has been popular from the start, and she seems to gain strength as she tackles each new project and expands her range. Here she plays a Baroque trumpet (apparently a natural trumpet with finger holes but no keys) and is accompanied by the period-instrument English Concert under its veteran conductor Trevor Pinnock. They worked together on most of the arrangements of pieces by Handel and Purcell, and the results in this well-worn British musical ground are nothing short of stunning. The variety of timbres that emerge from Balsom's instrument is nothing short of stunning, and the place to start in sampling it is with the three vocal duets, two with the fine countertenor Iestyn Davies and one with soprano Lucy Crowe. These give the uncanny effect of almost hearing two vocal parts that so many instrumentalists aim for in arrangements like this, but that so few actually achieve. Balsom has always been a charismatic player with an attractive tone, and an anthology of her earlier recordings is available. But the way she's going, it makes sense to keep up with the state of her art.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2012
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099944032920
catalogNumber:
40329
Rank:
40178

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Tracks

  1. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Sound the trumpet  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Iestyn Davies  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  2. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 5. Chaconne and chorus (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  3. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 4. Prelude (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  4. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 3. Jig (Act 1)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  5. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 2. Rondeau (Second Musick)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  6. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 1. Symphony (Act 4)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  7. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine), HWV 74: Eternal source of light divine  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Iestyn Davies  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  8. Oboe Concerto in B flat major (No.2a), HWV 301 (possibly spurious)  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  9. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: The Plaint (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Lucy Crowe  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  10. Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major (spurious arrangement), HWV 341  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  11. Atalanta, opera, HWV 35: Overture  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  12. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 7. Fairest isle (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  13. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 6. Trumpet tune (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  14. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 5. Round thy shores (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  15. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 4. Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying (Act 2)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  16. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 3. Symphony (Act 5)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  17. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 2. Come if you dare (Act 1)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  18. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 1. Overture (Act 1)  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  19. Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Sento la gioia (Act 3)  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  - Simon Neal  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Paul Marc Mitchell

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