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Saturday, November 29, 2014 Permalink

The Trumpet Connection

Trumpet soloist Alison Balsom


It is an amazingly versatile instrument.  It can be loud or soft, militaristic or peaceful, exuberant or contemplative—and always able to stand out from the crowd when called upon to do so.

The composer’s challenge is to bring out the right quality when paired with an instrumental ensemble.

In this hour, works for solo trumpet and orchestra by Purcell, Haydn, Copland, Hovhaness, and more.


CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Wynton Marsalis [for Haydn - Concerto in E-flat Major for Trumpet & Orchestra] Wynton Marsalis, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard CBS Masterworks MK 37846 074643784627
Shore’s Trumpet [for Purcell] Crispian Steele-Perkins, London Baroque Sinfonia, Richard Hickox EMI Classics CDC 7 47664 2 077774766425
Handel: Messiah Dunedin Consort & Players, John Butt Linn Records CKD 285 691062028523
Torelli Concertos Crispian Steele-Perkins, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage Chandos CHAN 0716 095115071625
Art of the Baroque Trumpet, Vol 1 [for Telemann] Niklas Eklund,  Drottingholm Baroque Ensemble, Nils-Erik Sparf  Naxos 8.553531 730099453127
Trumpet Concertos [for Hummel] Rolf Smedvig, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jahja Ling Telarc CD-80232 089408023224
Seraph [for Arutiunian] Alison Balsom, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Renes EMI Classics 6 78590 2 5099967859023
Ives: Holidays Symphony etc. [for The Unanswered Question]  Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas Sony SK 42381 074644238129
Copland: Fanfare for the Quiet Man, etc. [for Quiet City] Michael Laird, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner London 448 261-2 028944826128
Alan Hovhaness [for The Prayer of St. Gregory]  Chris Gekker, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark Koch International 3-7221-2H1 099923722120
Maurice Andre: Music for Trumpet Maurice Andre EMI Classics 4 76954 2 0724347695421

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