Trumpet Sonata in D major Z.850 Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

Composer: Henry Purcell (b. 1659 - d. 1695)
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Composer: Henry Purcell (b. 1659 - d. 1695)

Performance date: 01/07/2014

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: ca. 1694

Duration: 00:05:50

Recording Engineer: Richard McCullough, RTE

Instrumentation Category:Small Mixed Ensemble

Instrumentation Other: tpt, 2vn, va, vc, db, lu/gui

Artists: Concerto Copenhagen (Peter Spissky, Fredrik From, Antina Hugosson [violins], Torbjörn Köhl [viola], Kate Hearne [cello], Mattias Frostenson [bass], Fredrik Bock [archlute, guitar], Lars-Ulrik Mortensen [harpsichord, director]) - [baroque ensemble]
Sebastian Philpott - [trumpet]

John Shore
[c.1662-1752] was the most celebrated trumpeter in a family of three leading
trumpeters. Purcell’s writing for trumpet in the last years before his untimely
death was a clear testament to John Shore’s expertise. He developed a style of
playing whereby the trumpet escaped from the restrictions of a purely military
style thus both inspiring Purcell to write for him and later on enabling
English trumpeters to meet the demands of Handel’s scores. Late Purcell works
like Hail Bright Cecilia, Celebrate this Festival, The Indian Queen, today’s
Trumpet Sonata and Come ye Sons of Art
all were written with John Shore in mind. In Come ye Sons of Art away Purcell paid a subtle homage to the
trumpeting Shore family in the famous duet Sound
the trumpet
for counter-tenors, for the text states; you make the listening Shores resound.