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The Sonata (Concerto) in C Major for baroque trumpet and strings by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, performed on original instruments by the SF based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
Although Biber gives the title “Sonata” for the works in this collection, “Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes” (Salzburg, 1676), stylistically, this work is in many respects one of the earliest trumpet concertos. Virtuoso parts are provided for the trumpet and first violin, and the rich accompaniment results from the blend of the two violas and the continuo group. Live, HD Video from the Voices of Music “Bach, Biber and Buxtehude” concert, March 9th, 2013 in St Mark’s Lutheran, San Francisco.
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The musicians and their instruments
Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1660
Lisa Grodin, baroque viola by Mathias Eberl, Salzburg, Austria, 1680
Kati Kyme, baroque viola, Germany, anonymous, 18th century
Farley Pearce, violone by George Steppani, Manchester, 1985, after Amati, 1560
William Skeen, five string baroque cello, Anonymous, Italy, c1680
David Tayler, archlute by Andreas von Holst, Munich, 2012,
after Magno Tieffenbrucker, Venice, c1610
John Thiessen, baroque trumpet by Rainer Egger
Basel, 2004, after JL Ehe III, 1746
Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ by Winold van der Putten, Finsterwolde,
Netherlands, 2004, after early 18th-century northern German instruments