Purcell Trumpet Tune for String Quartet
Live string quartet performance of the Henry Purcell Trumpet Tune. Stately and regal. Arranged and recorded by the Allegro String Ensemble exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. Live performance. No computers, no samples.
|Track ID number:||18031|
|CD-collection containing this track:||Music collection: Classical Favorites, Vol. 1|
|Moods/Emotions:||Classy / Elegant / Exclusive|
|Suggested Production Types:||Documentary / Culture / Art|
|Prominent Instruments:||String Section|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||100|
|Artist:||Allegro String Ensemble -- Purcell, Henry|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (Track not PRO registered)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
Allegro String Ensemble is a chamber string orchestra from California, sometimes appearing as a string quartet and sometimes as a string quintet, recording favorite classical masterpieces exclusively for Lynne Publishing. All performances are 100% live, without the use of computers or electronics, and all recordings are live-in-studio single-take direct recordings.
September 10, 1659 – November 21, 1695
Henry Purcell was an English organist. His crowning accomplishment was weaving the harmonic highlights of French and Italian music into English church and folk forms to produce an entirely new Baroque style. He achieved this daunting technical feat while gracing his compositions with enchanting melodies, harmonies, and a thoughtful arrangement of the English language.
Purcell was born into a musical family. His father was a choirmaster at Westminster Abbey. Purcell became a choirboy himself, learning chorus as well as keyboards at that time. At 14, he was appointed assistant to the royal instrument keeper, and rose to become a court composer for violin pieces.
Even in his teens he became known for his skill as a keyboardist. This earned him the post of organist at Westminster Abbey, a role that he retained to his death. His skill grew, and was later recognized with an appointment to the Chapel Royal.
Purcell wrote prolifically. While he focused mostly choral church music, his works also included odes, operas, and theatre music. He was at home with any style. His pieces were popular in diverse circles, and created a lasting impression on English music that remained unchallenged until Elgar’s work, almost 200 years later.