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Sonata Prima per Trombetta sola

'Italian Baroque Trumpet Music' (CDH55192)
Italian Baroque Trumpet Music
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Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Andante
Movement 3: Presto
Movement 4: Andante
Movement 5: Adagio

Sonata Prima per Trombetta sola
Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani was born in Florence and spent most of his career up to the 1670s at the Innsbruck court. When he published his trumpet sonata in 1678 (one of two in a volume of violin works) he had recently returned to Italy and was engaged in directing opera and oratorio in Venice, Rome and Naples. His trumpet writing is unusual in that it uses the C trumpet (instead of the D instrument that was becoming standard in Italy at the time), and this suggests that he wrote it in Innsbruck. The declamatory nature of some of the movements – a neat mixture of recitative and fanfare – suggests that they were intended for a large church.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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Details for CDH55192 track 31
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 31
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55192
  2. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDH55192)
    Disc 1 Track 31
    Release date: April 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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