Sound the Trumpet: Music by Henry Purcell and His Followers (2008)
Frank de Bruine (oboe), Judith Tarling (violin), Mark Bennett (trumpet), Michael Laird (trumpet), Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (harpsichord), Peter Holman (organ), Peter Holman (conductor)
composed by Gottfried Finger, Henry Purcell, James (Jacques) Paisible, John Barrett, John Eccles, William Corbett, William Croft
This collection of English trumpet music from Henry Purcell's time, and from the decades after the death of that short-lived composer, will sound ... Show synopsis This collection of English trumpet music from Henry Purcell's time, and from the decades after the death of that short-lived composer, will sound familiar to those who have heard the instrumental suites extracted from Purcell's theatrical music. Some of the music is in the shape of the French suite of dances, while other pieces are in the fast-slow-fast Italian pattern, but it has largely the same feel in each case: the movements are all short, mostly between one and two minutes, with the trumpet for the most part interacting with other instruments in a small ensemble. Despite the Sound the Trumpet title of the album, the listener in search of big trumpet fanfares will be disappointed. Even the apparently ceremonial Suite "Made for the Queen's Coronation" of John Eccles (1702), which features a trumpet part added by the performers, is in the same vein as the rest of the music. The most effective works, in addition to those of Purcell himself, are the sonatas by Moravian-British composer Gottfried...