Movement 1: Adagio
Movement 2: Allegro moderato
The two movements, scored for solo trumpet, two horns, strings and continuo harpsichord, are taken from a more extensive Divertimento. The first movement is as fine a demonstration of the lyrical qualities of the ‘natural’ (valveless, keyless and slideless) trumpet as any in the repertoire. In the second movement the strings, horns and soloist compete, throwing the rustic, outdoor theme between each other.
from notes by H C Robbins Landon & Crispian Steele-Perkins © 2001