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Sonata a otto Viole con una Tromba

'Italian Baroque Trumpet Music' (CDH55192)
Italian Baroque Trumpet Music
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Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Aria
Movement 3: Canzona
Movement 4: Aria

Sonata a otto Viole con una Tromba
Here is the magnificent sonata for trumpet and two string choirs by Alessandro Stradella. This survives in an undated manuscript, but its polychoral scoring is similar to a number of his Roman works, so it was most likely written before he left his native city for good in 1675. An early date is also suggested by the fact that the string groups are of equal size (unlike the later concerto grosso) and use the layout of violin, two violas and bass, not the more modern two violins, viola and bass; the actual music, however, is extraordinarily modern in its harmonic and melodic language. Stradella’s lurid life (he was murdered following an intrigue with a girl from a prominent Genoese family) has unjustly overshadowed the merits of his music.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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Details for CDH55192 track 1
Recording date
26 March 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDA66255)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55192
  2. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDH55192)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: April 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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