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This recording of baroque music for the unusual combination of trombones and voice features the DATURA-Posaunenquartett and renowned bass singer Anton Scharinger. The music is by several major composers of the period including Schutz, Byrd, Corelli, and Praetorius. The DATURA-Posaunenquartett was formed by four trombone players in 1987. Each member of the quartet has won prizes at major competitions, including the “Concours International de Musique de Toulon” and the “International Competition Prague Spring”.
They have also all appeared as soloists, and been principal trombonist in top orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a group The DATURA Trombone Quartet has also been the recipient of several awards including the much-coveted Jan Koetsier Prize in 1993. The trombones used on this recording are all high quality reproductions of sixteenth and seventeenth century instruments and boast an elegant sound full of carrying power.
Giorgio Mainerio: Il primo libro de balli
Pass e mezzo
Heinrich Schutz: Fili mi, Absalon, SWV 269
Fili mi, Absalon, SWV 269
Johann Rudolf Ahle: Neu-gepflanzte Thuringische Lust-Garten
Neu-gepflanzte Thuringische Lust-Garten: Herr, nun lassestu deinen Diener
Johann Kuhnau: Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath"
I. La bravate di Goliath
II. Il tremore degi'Israeliti
III. Il corragio di David
IV. Il combattere fra l'uno e l'altro
V. La Fuga dei Filister
VI. La Gioia degl'Israeliti
VII. Il Concerto Musico delle Donne
VIII. Il Giubilo commune
Heinrich Schutz: Attendite, popule meus, SWV 270
Attendite, popule meus, SWV 270
Thomas Selle: Domine exaudi
William Byrd: Pavan and 2 Galliards in A minor: No. 2, "The Earl of Salisbury": Pavan (arr. for trombone quartet)
Pavan and 2 Galliards in A minor: No. 2, "The Earl of Salisbury": Pavan (arr. for trombone quartet)
Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata a 3 in E minor, Op. 3, No. 7
Michael Praetorius: Terpsichore
Ballet des Baccanales
Ballet du Roy
Ballet des Amazones
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