Majestic Airs: Festive Music for Organ & Trumpet [CD] - Douglas Bush and David Brown

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Majestic Airs: Festive Music for Organ & Trumpet [CD] - Douglas Bush and David Brown


Majestic listening, the music of kings and queens
The clear, clarion character of the trumpet with the power and majesty of the organ combine to provide music of a gorgeous regal quality, aptly suited to elegant listening or celebration. Several composers have written specifically for these two instruments or at least specified these timbres, and in other instances familiar classics have been adapted and arranged for this medium. The resulting repertory ranges from pastoral, lyric pieces to energetic works suitable for processionals and recessionals. These pieces—brilliantly performed—cover a broad dynamic spectrum, and the lush acoustic of Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine, captured in brilliant digital clarity, enhances and complements both the instruments and the music.

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TRACKS

1. Clavier Sonata in D: Sortie
Arcangelo Corelli

2. Rigaudon
André Campra

3. Trumpet Voluntary, op. 6, no. 5: Voluntary
John Stanley

4. Concertos for Organ, op. 13: Gavotte
Matthew Camidge

5. Sinfonies de Fanfares: Rondeau
Jean-Joseph Mouret

6. Voluntary in C: Largo
Henry Heron [from '10 Voluntaries for Organ or Harpsichord']

7. Voluntary in C: Voluntary
Henry Heron [from '10 Voluntaries for Organ or Harpsichord']

8. Tidings of Joy
J.S. Bach [from Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63]

9. Trumpet Voluntary: Adagio
John Bennett

10. Trumpet Voluntary: Voluntary
John Bennett

11. Vivace
George Frideric Handel [from Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, op. 1, no. 3]

12. Water Music: Hornpipe
George Frideric Handel

13. Largo
Antonio Vivaldi

14. Pastorale
Charles Wesley, Jr.

15. Voluntary in D: Voluntary
William Boyce

16. Occasional Oratorio: March
George Frideric Handel

17. Prelude in a Classic Style
Gordon Young

18. Voluntary in D: Adagio
William Goodwin

19. Voluntary in D: Voluntary
William Goodwin



CREDITS

Douglas Bush, organ

David Brown, trumpet

Executive Producer: Ron Simpson

Producer: Jon Holloman with Douglas Bush and David Brown

Post Production Coordination: Andrew Maxfield

Recorded by Jon Holloman in the Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Editing & Mastering: Troy Sales

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