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Track(s) taken from CDH55258

Sonata in D major

British Library Add.MS 49599

The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
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 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Fresco on the staircase of Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdon by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741)
Reproduced by kind permission of the Governors of Kimbolton School


'Had the English Orpheus been a trumpeter, this is how he might have played' (Early Music Review)
The British Library manuscript is the source for the trumpet sonatas by James Paisible and John Barrett. Paisible’s sonata is one of the most modern in the collection, being in three clearly defined movements and having a concerto-like alternation of passages for the trumpets and the strings. These would have been thought of at the time as Italianate features, though Paisible was of French extraction; he arrived in England in the early 1670s, where he was one of the first exponents of the new Baroque oboe and recorder, though he mainly played the bass violin at court.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1995

Le manuscrit de la British Library est la source des sonates pour trompette de James Paisible et de John Barrett. La sonate de James Paisible est l’une des plus modernes du recueil par ses trois mouvements clairement définis et l’alternance des trompettes et des cordes qui font penser à un concerto. Bien que Paisible fût d’origine française, ces caractéristiques auraient à l’époque été considérées italiennes. Paisible arriva en Angleterre au début des années 1670 et, bien qu’il fût principalement basse de violon à la Cour, fut l’un des premiers adeptes du hautbois et de la flûte à bec baroques.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1995
Français: Alexandre Blanchard

Das Manuskript der britischen Bibliothek ist die Quelle der Trompetensonaten von James Paisible und John Barrett. Paisibles Sonate, bestehend aus drei klar definierten Bewegungen und einer concerto-ähnlichen Veränderung der Trompeten- und Streicher-passagen, ist eine der modernsten in der Sammlung. Diese wurden damals als italienische Charakteristiken eingeschätzt, obwohl Paisible französischer Herkunft war; er kam in den frühen 1670’ern in England an und war hier einer der ersten Vertreter der neuen barocken Oboe, obwohl er hauptsächlich die Baßgeige am Hof spielte.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1995
Deutsch: Hypérion

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