Baroque Fanfares and Sonatas
KHCD-2012-064DL (STEREO) - Baroque Brass Fanfares and Sonatas; Works by Speer, von Eisenach, Pezel, Hammerschmidt, and Massiano - London Brass Players/Joshua Rifkin - The unique tonal properties of the trumpet and trombone strongly attracted Baroque composers and gained these instruments a significant place in the music of the era. Trumpets and trombones not only participated in ensembles that included other instruments but also enjoyed a repertoire of their own. They frequently lent their splendor to political and ecclesiastical celebrations. This CD, derived from a Nonesuch LP, offers a sampling of the brass music heard on state occasions, in wealthy homes, in churches and in musician's circles for the member's entertainment.