Some Sources for Those Starting Baroque/Natural Trumpet Study
Where to go to start learning about baroque performance practices.
Johann Ernst Altenberg – Trumpeter’s and Kettledrummers’ Art (1795). English translation Edward H. Tarr
Anthony Burton (series editor) – A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Baroque Period (2002).
Mary Cyr - Performing Baroque Music (1992).
Girolamo Fantini - Modo per imparare a suonare di Tromba (1638)
Johann Joachim Quantz – On Playing the Flute (1752). English translation by Edward R. Reilly.
Jean-Claude Veilhan – The Rule of Musical Interpretation in the Baroque Era.
Modern Baroque/Natural Trumpet Method Books – recommendations for those starting out.
Farley, Robert, and John Hutchins, Natural Trumpet Studies, Brass Wind Publications,
Foster, John, The Natural Trumpet and Other Related Instruments, Kookaburra Music, (2010)
Laird, Michael, BrassWorkBook for Natural Trumpet, BrassWorks, Essex U.K. (1999).
Plunkett, Paul, Technical and Musical Studies for the Baroque Trumpet, Schmid Blechblaesernoten Nagold, (1995).
Tarr, Edward H., The Art of Baroque Trumpet Playing, Schott, Mainz (1999). Three Volumes start with volume 1. Most highly recommended.
Progressive list of suggested solos for the baroque trumpet player.
Pieces from Dauverne and other 19th Century Methods
Monteverdi’s Toccata from Orfeo
Telemann Sonate in D Major
Jeremiah Clarke, Suite in D Major
Tomaso Albinoni Sonata in C Major
Girolamo Fantini, Various solos from Per Modo Imperare
Henry Purcell Sonata in D
Andrea Grossi – various sonatas
Giuseppe Torelli, Various Sonatas, Sinfonias
Domenico Gabrielli – Various Sonatas
George Frideric Handel - Suite in D Major
Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani – Sonatas Prima and Secunda
Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata in D
H.I.F Biber – various sonatas
CDs Featuring Baroque Trumpet Soloists
The following recordings are just a few of those available featuring the baroque trumpet as a solo instrument. This should be used
just as a starting point in listening to the baroque trumpet, as there are many fine baroque trumpet recordings available.
The Gilded Trumpet BTS (Baroque Trumpet Shop)
Australian Baroque Brass
Music of a Golden Age, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 Tubicium Records
Mark Bennet and Michael Laird
Sound the Trumpet…Henry Purcell And His Followers Hyperion
Sonatae tam aris, quam aules servientes – H.I.F. Biber Chandos
Mark Bennett and Michael Harrison, English Concert
Biber Missa Christi resurgentis Harmonia Mundi
Fantini – Viviani Nuova Era Records
Gagliarde, Canzone e Voluntaries per Tromba e Organo Nuova Era Records
Canzoni Strumentali Milanesi del primo '600 Nuova Era Records
La tromba in San Petronio Nuova Era Records
Tafelmusik (II teil) and Trumpet Concertos Giulia Digital
H. I. F. Biber, K. Biber “Concerti e sonate per 1,2,4 e 5 trombe” Dynamic Records
Bengt Eklund’s Baroque Trumpet Ensemble with Edward Tarr
Courtly Trumpet Ensemble Music BIS
The Art of the Baroque Trumpet, Volumes 1-5 Naxos
Tribute to Old England Digital Capriccio
Trumpet Concertos of the Early Baroque MD&G Records
Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort
Baroque in Blue K&K Verlagsanstalt
400 Jahre Naturtrompete BSS – Balance Surround Sound
Barocke Trompetenmusik Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
Purcell’s Trumpets: From Shore to Shore Arion Music
Telemann Trumpet and Horn Concertos Accent Records
Baroque Trumpet and Strings Move Records
Tromba Triumphans Winter & Winter
Virtuoso Concertos for Clarino Clarino Records
Music for Trumpet and Orchestra Sony Classical
Let the Trumpet Sound Carlton Classics
Crispian Steele-Perkins and Alison Balsom
The fam’d Italian Masters – Music for Two Trumpets from the Italian Baroque
Crispian Steele-Perkins and Stephen Keavy
Italian Baroque Hyperion
Spaniens Goldenes Zeitalter – The Golden Age of Spain Christophorus
Various Players, Including Tarr, David Staff, etc.
Torelli Complete Works for 1, 2, 3, and 4 trumpets Bongiovanni-Bologna
Various Players: Jordi Savall, conductor
Biber Missa Bruxellensis Alia Vox
Where to start to look for makers of baroque and natural trumpets:
Jeremy Sexton's Directory of Natural, Baroque, and Historic Trumpet Makers
Also if in the USA, try www.baroquetrumpet.com .