Composer: Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) Op.2 No.3
Duration: 3.5-4 minutes
Instrumentation: Brass Dectet
Trumpet 1 and 2 in Eb, 3 and 4 in Bb
This beautiful double movement arrangement encapsulates the sound, harmonies and fugal writing of the baroque era, from one of the Italian masters. A fresh approach to programming against the usual Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi, this is a chance to grip your audience with something both beautiful and flourishing. The first movement broods and swells with stunning phrases and suspensions, leading to the second with the trademark Phrygian cadence of the time. The second movement is a lively dance in one, showcasing each individual part on the theme. Transposed into concert Bb this fits on the modern instruments with ease, and is sure to engage the audience as well as the player. Enjoy the live recording of Kensington Brass!