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Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
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
  • EAN: 5099944032920
  • Catalog Number: 40329
  • Sales rank: 13,955

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Sento la gioia (Act 3) - George Frideric Handel & The English Concert (4:44)
  2. 2 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 1. Overture (Act 1) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (3:36)
  3. 3 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 2. Come if you dare (Act 1) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (3:01)
  4. 4 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 3. Symphony (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:55)
  5. 5 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 4. Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying (Act 2) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:48)
  6. 6 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 5. Round thy shores (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:10)
  7. 7 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 6. Trumpet tune (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (0:46)
  8. 8 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: 7. Fairest isle (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (2:02)
  9. 9 Atalanta, opera, HWV 35: Overture - George Frideric Handel & The English Concert (4:01)
  10. 10 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine), HWV 74: Eternal source of light divine - George Frideric Handel & The English Concert (3:34)
  11. 11 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 1. Symphony (Act 4) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (6:27)
  12. 12 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 2. Rondeau (Second Musick) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:40)
  13. 13 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 3. Jig (Act 1) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:06)
  14. 14 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 4. Prelude (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (1:03)
  15. 15 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: 5. Chaconne and chorus (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (3:58)
  16. 16 Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Sound the trumpet - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (2:35)
  17. 17–21 Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major (spurious arrangement), HWV 341 - George Frideric Handel & The English Concert (7:25)
  18. 18 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: The Plaint (Act 5) - Henry Purcell & The English Concert (7:44)
  19. 23–26 Oboe Concerto in B flat major (No.2a), HWV 301 (possibly spurious) - George Frideric Handel & The English Concert (7:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alison Balsom Primary Artist
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