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Alison Balsom celebrates the Baroque trumpet era in works by George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell, composers whose works have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their day to the present. Joining forces with harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock, and with the English Concert orchestra that he founded, Balsom demonstrates the versatility of her valve-less instrument in original works and new arrangements. These include Purcell’s Sound the trumpet and Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine in duet with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Purcell’s "The Plaint" from The Fairy Queen in duet with soprano Lucy Crowe. Further repertoire includes suites from Purcell’s semi-operas King Arthur and The Fairy Queen in new arrangements by Balsom and Pinnock, Handel’s Water Piece in D Major HWV 341 and his Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major HWV 301 transposed into C Major.
EMI Classics is offering the track "Handel - Sento la gioia (Act 3)" from Sound the Trumpet for SFCV readers to download and enjoy.
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