David Ammer | La Trompette a Renouvelé

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La Trompette a Renouvelé

by David Ammer

A collection of both oft-performed and first-recorded serious solo trumpet works by 20th-century composers.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Fanfare Pour Une Fete
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2. Impromptu Pour Trompette Et Piano (Feat. Matthew Thompson)
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3. Vocalise-Etude (Feat. Angelina Pashmakova)
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4. Quatre Variations Sur Un Theme De Domenico Scarlatti (Feat. Matthew Thompson)
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5. Intrada
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6. Sonnerie Pour Reveiller Le Bon Gros Roi Des Singes
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7. Caprice (Feat. Angelina Pashmakova)
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8. Fanfare For Boyd Barnard
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9. Andante Et Scherzo (Feat. Matthew Thompson)
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10. Fantasy For Trumpet
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11. Fanfare For Two Trumpets
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12. Sonata For Trumpet And Piano: I. With Strength And Vigor (Feat. Angelina Pashmakova)
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13. Sonata For Trumpet And Piano: Ii. Rather Slowly And With Freedom (Feat. Angelina Pashmakova)
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14. Sonata For Trumpet And Piano: Iii. Moderately Fast, With Energy (Feat. Angelina Pashmakova)
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Album Notes
The title of this CD, La Trompette a Renouvelé!, can be taken on several levels. Over half of the composers represented on it are French; and just as French language and culture dominated the western world in the eighteenth century, later musical composition for soprano brass instruments keyed in Bb, C, and Eb was made possible largely through the innovations of the Belgian instrument designer Antoine-Joseph “Adolphe” Sax (1814–1894) and the French designer, Gustave Auguste Besson (1820–1874). The quality of Sax’s designs was superior to that of his rivals in Paris, and his valved bugles, with their chromatic capability, became known as “Saxhorns.” Hector Berlioz was writing for valved cornet barely ten years after Beethoven’s death, and the creation of Saxhorns and cornets spurred the subsequent development of British and American brass bands. Thus, the composers represented on this collection all share a common musical tradition that has its roots in nineteenth century instrumental music and development. In addition, trumpets made by French companies such as Sax, Couesnon, Mahillon, Besson, and Selmer set the standard for later makers in Europe and America to follow. The resurgence of the trumpet as a solo instrument, for the first time since the early 1800s, had arrived.

French proponents of the orchestral trumpet keyed in C, most notably Georges Mager (who also sang, and entered the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a violist after WW I, sharing a stand with Arthur Fiedler) and Roger Voisin (who joined the section with his father, René), were in turn major influences on American orchestral players and instrument makers who followed. Mager, who became Principal Trumpet of the BSO in 1920, taught Renold Schilke, who later became one of the most prolific brass instrument designers in America, and Adolph “Bud” Herseth, the finest American orchestral trumpeter of the twentieth century. Schilke and Herseth were both members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and they in turn influenced brass players worldwide, the former with his superb musical designs, and the latter with his consummate artistry and unsurpassed focus and consistency. While Herseth’s primary musical focus was on his role as Principal Trumpet in the CSO, his daily practice was rooted in the technical demands required of solo cornet literature, such as multiple tonguing, lyrical playing, dynamic contrast, and extended range. (He once remarked of the Méthode for cornet by Arban, the great French cornetist, “If I could play everything in the Arban book, from front to back, without missing a note, I’d be a very happy man.”) Herseth’s extraordinary artistry had a profound impact on ensuing generations of brass players in general, and trumpeters specifically. Therefore, the compositions on this CD represent a history of the evolution in solo cornet and trumpet literature. Extending the tradition, there are the notable recording premières of four different fanfares by Manuel de Falla, Erik Satie, Gerald Levinson, and Vincent Persichetti.

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