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Fresco on the staircase of Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdon by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741)
Reproduced by kind permission of the Governors of Kimbolton School
Track(s) taken from CDH55258
Recording details: May 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: February 1996
Total duration: 4 minutes 11 seconds

'Universally full of spirit and charm … both trumpeters are on fine form, sounding effortlessly relaxed and beautifully matched, with an enticing sweetness of tone. Recommended' (Gramophone)

'A thoughtfully planned disc with plenty of variety … expertly directed and stylishly played, this well-filled disc is highly recommended' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Had the English Orpheus been a trumpeter, this is how he might have played' (Early Music Review)

'Holman, of course, is now a past master with this kind of repertoire and the performances of all this music are outstanding, unaffected rhythmically, intensely alive and with alert and responsive playing that is as bright and refreshing as the music itself. Excellent recording. Strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'C'est un disque joyeux' (Répertoire, France)

'Laird et Bennett sont familiers de ce répertoire et nous enchantent par leur facilité, leur sens des effets, leur opulence sonore' (Diapason, France)

The Indian Queen, Z630
composer
1695; British Library Add.MS 31453 etc

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The trumpet Symphony in Act II of The Indian Queen is extended and sophisticated. It is a transposed and reworked version of the one in the ode ‘Come, ye sons of art, away’, first performed on 30 April 1694, though it has an additional final movement.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1995

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