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SIMON PRESTON AND DON SMITHERS

Sound the Trumpets

Model:
4828629
SKU:
366512
PLU: 28948286294
A trumpet and organ spectacular: three original Argo and DG albums on a generous, newly compiled 2-CD set.
A trumpet and organ spectacular: three original Argo and DG albums on a generous, newly compiled 2-CD set.
Format - 2CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 08/03/19

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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)

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistSIMON PRESTON AND DON SMITHERS
LabelDecca / Eloquence
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical

CD

  • 1. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: HANDEL Awake the trumpet's lofty sound
  • 2. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: MOURET Symfonies de Fanfare
  • 3. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BUXTEHUDE Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun
  • 4. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BUXTEHUDE Ciacona in E minor for organ
  • 5. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BACH Jesu, joy of man's desiring
  • 6. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BACH Lobe den Herren
  • 7. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BACH Darum wir billig loben dich
  • 8. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BACH Dein ist allein die Ehre
  • 9. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: CHARPENTIER Marche de Triomphe et Second Air de Trompette
  • 10. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: A. SCARLATTI Toccata
  • 11. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: HANDEL Air & Variations
  • 12. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: PURCELL Voluntary for double organ
  • 13. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: PURCELL Sound the Trumpets
  • 14. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: HANDEL Trio Sonata No. 2
  • 15. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: BACH Sonata from Cantata, BWV 31
  • 16. MUSIC FOR TRUMPETS & ORGAN: HANDEL See, the conqu'ring hero comes!
  • 17. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: TELEMANN Concerto in D major for three trumpets and two oboes
  • 18. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: VIVALDI Concerto in C major for two Trumpets, RV 537
  • 1. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: FRANCESCHINI Sonata in D major for two trumpets
  • 2. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: ALBINONI Trumpet Concerto in B flat major
  • 3. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: RATHGEBER Concerto in E flat major for two trumpets, Op. 6 No. 15
  • 4. TRUMPET CONCERTOS: TELEMANN Concerto in D major for three trumpets
  • 5. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: GROSSI Sonata Decima à 5
  • 6. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: BUONAMENTE Sonata Quarta à 2
  • 7. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: COPRARIO Suite
  • 8. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: FRESCOBALDI Canzona Terza à 2
  • 9. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: CORELLI Sonata in D major
  • 10. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: CAZZATI Sonata à 5 'La Bianchina'
  • 11. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: BUONAMENTE Sonata Quinta à 2
  • 12. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: VIVIANI Sonata Prima
  • 13. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: HINGESTON Fantasia
  • 14. MUSIC FOR TRUMPET & CORNETTO [FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA]: VIVIANI Sonata Seconda
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