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Balletto detto la Squilletti
This piece is by Girolamo Fantini, serjeant trumpeter at the Florentine court. All his surviving music is found in his 1638 trumpet tutor, published for some reason in Frankfurt. It looks both forwards and backwards: it has a number of sonatas of the Renaissance type that consist of a single melodic line to which lower parts were improvised, but it also has the earliest known music for trumpet and continuo – a series of short sonatas and dances. When a harpsichord rather than an organ is used, Fantini’s title-page seems to say (though the syntax is obscure) that the trumpet should be muted.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66255 track 8
Recording date
26 March 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDA66255)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55192
  2. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDH55192)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: April 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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