Sun, April 20, 2014
 

Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell...

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsomcelebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by GeorgeFrideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695),whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music fornumerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.Joining forces with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert orchestrathat he founded, Balsom demonstrates the versatility and expressive powerof her valve-less instrument in original works and new arrangements.These include Purcell s Sound the trumpet and Handel s Eternal Source oflight divine in duet with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Purcell s ThePlaint from The Fairy Queen in duet with soprano Lucy Crowe.Recently crowned Female Artist of the Year for the second time at theClassic BRITs, Alison Balsom has cemented an international reputationas one of classical...
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ISBN: 5099944032920
Publisher: Emi Classics
Manufacturer: Emi Classics
Language: English
Format: Audio CD
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US Salesrank: 4160
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