Bach Kantate Nr 51

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  1. Richard Oliver

    Richard Oliver Forte User

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    Thanks for the tip on the recording. Got it on a wishlist, and I'll nose around a bit. I see there's some recording with Eliz Schwarzkoph too.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Yeah, for some of them a slide trumpet would make a better match.
     
  3. rowuk

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    What do we do with sopranos that have vibrato bigger than a fire sirens? Are there any trumpets without slots..................
     
  4. Jimi Michiel

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    Or find a really heavy soprano... :evil:
     
  5. Kanne

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    There exist 2 recordings of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf doing BWV 51.
    Both recordings are done with Harold Jackson, trumpet, in 1948
    and the Philharmonia Orchestra. A recommended historic recording.
     
  6. Richard Oliver

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    Sounds like that's right up my alley Kanne. I like getting a "mark in the sand" so to speak with a recording. Some historical perspective. In your opinion, does Mr. Jackson and Miss Schwarzkoph's rendention fit the bill?

    And I don't even know Harold Jackson at all. Would he have used a D trumpet do you think?

    I know her from my 1st "Messiah" lp that to my understanding did not make it into a CD, Klemperer with Schwarzkoph and Gedda et al on Angel.
     
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  7. Bugler

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    Fellow trumpeters, I have a dilemma.

    I have borrowed 2 different CD recordings of the Bach Kantate #51. Both play 1/2 step lower than what is written. In other words, I am playing this piece on a D trumpet in the key of Bb. The CD sounds in the key of A (on a D trumpet).

    What's going on here?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  8. student trumpet

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    Is it a period instrument orchestra? if so, they tune about a half step lower.
    (If I am wrong PLEASE fell free to correct me.)
     
  9. Bugler

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    That might explain it. One CD is Nancy Argenta - Ensemble Sonnerie. The other is America Bach Soloists with Jeffrey Thomas as Music Director. Are there any recordings out there in the correct key?
     
  10. wiseone2

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    Unless someone contacts you, play it in C major on whatever horn you decide to play on. Professionals don't pull surprises.
    Wilmer
     

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