The Trumpet Shall Sound

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Label: CAN
Catalog: CAN58040

Schumann, Peter; Pfeiffer-Trompeten-Consort

George Frederic Handel‘s music has thrilled a wide audience for over 300 years. Today it is more popular than ever and you can find it almost everywhere: on opera stages, in churches and concerts, even on the TV broadcasts of the Football Champions League. Handel was celebrated throughout Europe during his lifetime, in Hamburg as well as in Italy - they called him “dear Saxony“ (il caro Sassone) - and of course in England, his main place of work. For the Pfeiffer Trumpet Consort, which has dealt with Handel‘s work since its foundation, it was only natural to design his fifth album on Cantate in the year of his 250th death exclusively with works by Baroque‘s most important composer besides Bach. In numerous works, the trumpets set the triumphal highlights, reason enough for the ensemble to make their own arrangements in the greatest possible variety. In addition to the main work - the “Fireworks Music“ - a small insight into Handel‘s extensive oeuvre should be granted, for example with excerpts from the oratorio “Saul“, the world-famous aria “Lascia ch‘ío pianga“ to the “Collection of Original Marches“ , a probably unique compilation of small cabinet pieces from Handel‘s operas, oratorios and instrumental music. - The Pfeiffer Trumpet Consort was founded by the brothers Joachim, Harald and Martin Pfeiffer together with the organist Peter Schumann at the Heiliggeistkirche in Heidelberg, initially with four trumpets. Mathias Müller, the timpanist, soon joined. When it comes to its own arrangements, the Pfeiffer Trumpet Consort is particularly keen to combine the possibilities of today‘s instruments and baroque playing practice. The ensemble continues to appeal to a wide audience of audiences with great enthusiasm.

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