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Awake The Trumpet's Lofty Sound - Music For Trumpets & Organ


Release Date: 04/05/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419245   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJean Joseph MouretDietrich BuxtehudeJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Hannes LäubinWolfgang LäubinSimon PrestonNorbert Schmitt,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Läubin brothers give superb performances in this most enjoyable celebration of noble sounds and music.

Music in which trumpets and organ work together on equal terms was rare before this century, so most of the items on this recording are arrangements in which either or both parties wear 'other men's hats'. Thus, for instance, in the Handel Sonata we have trumpets for violins and in the cantata and oratorio movements the organ does duty for the orchestra. A great deal of the music is of the triumphant, celebrational kind, with fanfares and variants of the 'horn idiom' well to the fore, that being the natural province of the early trumpet; the spectacular exception, that of the high-register clarino is
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Relief from the continual sound of brass, should you welcome it, comes in the form of organ-solo items by Purcell and Buxtehude, appropriate in that Purcell was organist at Westminster Abbey, as Preston is, and Buxtehude was similarly employed at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, in the Cathedral of which town this recording was made. I am reminded of Segovia's statement, that though the solo guitar can 'imitate' many instruments the illusion is destroyed in their presence; so it is when the organ 'confronts' the brassy warmth of real trumpets.

The Läubin brothers, who normally work with separate orchestras, form a fine ensemble, and the organ has magnificent clarity and quality of sound. The recording has a generous acoustic, with final sounds dying away after the magical fashion of such buildings, despite which there is no muddiness in the CD format in which it has come to me. It seems superfluous to say that the performances are superb in this most enjoyable celebration of noble sounds and music.

-- Gramophone [3/1987]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Samson, HWV 57: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ),
Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet),
Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Suite de Symphonies no 2: 1st movement by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet),
Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4.
Suite de Symphonies no 1: 3rd movement by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51: Chorus by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1743; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Ciacona for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 160 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137: no 1, Lobe den Herrn den mächtigen König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet),
Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9.
Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130: no 6a, Darum wir billig loben dich und danken by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10.
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41: no 6, Dein ist allein die Ehre by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Marche de triomphe in C major, H 547 no 1 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet),
Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Norbert Schmitt (Timpani)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Second air de trompettes, H 547 no 2 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet),
Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13.
Toccata in D major by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Voluntary for Double Organ no 3 in D minor, Z 719 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
16.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Norbert Schmitt (Timpani)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 
17.
Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51: Fanfare by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet),
Simon Preston (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1743; Germany 
Venue:  Lübeck Cathedral, Germany 

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