for trumpet solo
edited & arranged by Wolfgang G. Haas
From "The Indian Queen" Z.630
III. "Air" from "Bonduca or The British Heroine"
IV. From "King Arthur" Second Music - Air Z.628
V. From Abdelazer: "Rondeau" Z.570
VI. From "The Indian Queen" Z.630
VII. From "Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drum" Z.335
purcell_henry002Dieses Purcell recital arises at a time when keeping distance is paramount. There are possibilities for performance in the open, because a soloist in the Corona Pandemic, with this sequence of works, has an ideal opportunity to perform at many different locations and to inspire an audience with his specific repertoire.
This special recital-note series wants to give the musicians and their listeners a first impression of their inexhaustible repertoire in a light and relaxed form with the grandmasters Johann Sebastian Bach (ISMN M-2054-2424-4) among others. The so-called "Serious Music" served in its time for well-kept entertainment and carries this entertainment value undisturbed into our time. Whether played indoors for "Open Air" concerts or other lecture possibilities, the solo works convey joy and thus personal success through the performers!
Henry Purcell was the son of a member of the Chapel Royal, the singing band of King Charles II, built around 1660. He was trained as a choirboy of the same chapel by its leader Henry Cooke (1615-1672) and his successor Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674). After Humfrey's death, he continued his education with John Blow and Matthew Locke (1621/2).
The American musicologist and conductor Franklin B. Zimmerman has worked and published in the field of Baroque music, mainly through the composer Henry Purcell, who is regarded as one of the most important contributions to Purcell research. Each work in the directory has a Z number derived from its last name.