Mr Handelís Trumpeters: English Trumpet Music from Purcell to Handel | Raumklang RK3406

Mr Handelís Trumpeters: English Trumpet Music from Purcell to Handel

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Label: Raumklang

Cat No: RK3406

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 30th October 2015

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George Frideric Handel had an outstanding trumpeter in his orchestra: Valentine Snow. 'Mr Handelís Trumpeter', as he was later called, inspired Handel to write numerous tailor-made trumpet parts for him.

In contrast to his contemporaries, Handel was interested less in virtuosity than in mellifluous sound and dramatic effect, as reflected in the pieces on this CD. The point of departure for the recording is provided by the trumpet music of Purcell and his contemporaries, music that clearly displays Italian influence and formed the foundation for Handelís compositions.

Johann Plietzsch's Baroque Trumpet Ensemble Berlin, with eight trumpets, timpani and basso continuo, perfectly balance with the soft tones of the lute and organ on this third Raumklang CD.

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