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Baroque Music For Trombones & Voice / Datura Posaunenequartett

Scharinger / Mainero / Datura-posaunenequartett
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Ars Musici   Catalog #: 232168  
Composer:  Giorgio MainerioHeinrich SchützJohann Rudolf AhleJohann Kuhnau,   ... 
Performer:  Anton Scharinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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BAROQUE MUSIC FOR TROMBONE AND VOICE Anton Scharinger (bs); Datura Trb Qt ARS MUSICI 232168 (54:18 Text and Translation)


Selections by AHLE, BYRD, CORELLI, KUHNAU, MAINERO, PRAETORIUS, SCHÜTZ, SELLE


This is a welcome reissue of a 1993 release, though the performances are not all ideal. For the playing of the Datura Trombone Quartet and the other instrumentalists I have nothing but praise, and anyone who fancies hearing Read more such repertoire—Renaissance dance suites by Don Giorgio Mainero (c.1535–82) and Michael Praetorius (1571–1621), a pavane by William Byrd (1543–1623), and Baroque sonatas by Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722) and Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)—in this instrumental guise should snatch up this release without delay. The reservation occurs regarding the four works for solo bass voice and trombone quartet, by Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672), Thomas Selle (1599–1663), and Johann Rudolf Ahle (1625–75). Anton Scharinger has had a notable career, and for the most part sings well here. However, he uses an operatic method of vocal production that tends to overpower these far more intimate works, and occasionally betrays a slight unsteadinesss in his vibrato. More damaging, however, are the excessively fast tempi selected for some of these pieces. By way of comparison, all four were also recorded for a 1994 release on the BIS label with baritone Stephen Macleod and the Triton Trombone Quartet; the respective timings are as follows:


Scharinger / Datura Macleod / Triton


Fili mi, Absalom 4:57 6:16


Attendite, popule meus 7: 22 8:06


Domine, exaudi orationem 3: 27 4:11


Herr, nun läßt Du Deinen Diener 4:35 4:23


The tempi chosen by Macleod and the Trition ensemble for the two Schütz pieces (both frequently recorded; to my knowledge the Selle has only one other recording and the Ahle two) are within the mainstream, though still a bit on the quick side, as some performances of Fili mi, Absalom time out at seven to eight minutes. Scharinger and the Datura Quartet, however, plow through that stunningly noble and tragic kingly lament at a pace that largely vitiates its dignity and solemnity, turning it into something more akin to an angry rant. Similar though lesser damage is done to the Selle Domine . In addition, Macleod simply has a far superior command of the style of singing required for this music (and he also uses vibrato).


The recorded sound is clear and suitably spacious. Texts are provided in the original Latin, and in German but not English translation. Since there is no duplication of the instrumental works between this disc and the BIS release (which does include English translations of the texts), and those items are well performed, the fellow trombone aficionado will want to acquire both discs. Recommended, then, with reservations as noted.


FANFARE: James A. Altena
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Works on This Recording

1. Il primo libro di balli a quattro voci: Pass'è mezzo by Giorgio Mainerio
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
2. Il primo libro di balli a quattro voci: Puta nera by Giorgio Mainerio
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
3. Il primo libro di balli a quattro voci: no 4, Caro ortolano by Giorgio Mainerio
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1578; Italy 
4. Il primo libro di balli a quattro voci: no 16, Ballo millanese by Giorgio Mainerio
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1578; Italy 
5. Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 6: Fili mi, Absalon, SWV 269 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1629; Venice, Italy 
6. Herr, nun lässt Du Deinem Diener by Johann Rudolf Ahle
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1658; Mühlhausen, Germany 
7. Biblischer Historien (6): no 1, The Fight between David and Goliath by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 6: Attendite, popule meus, SWV 270 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1629; Venice, Italy 
9. Domine exaudi orationem meam by Thomas Selle
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
10. Pavan and Galliards (2) in A minor no 2, MB 15 "The Earl of Salisbury": Pavan by William Byrd
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
11. Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 7 in E minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; Rome, Italy 
12. Terpsichore: no 19, Ballets des Baccanales by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
13. Terpsichore: no 32, La Bourée by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
14. Terpsichore: no 269, Ballet du Roy pour sonner apres by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
15. Terpsichore: Ballet des Amazones by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Datura Trombone Quartet

Sound Samples

Il primo libro de balli: Pass e mezzo
Il primo libro de balli: Puta nera
Il primo libro de balli: Caro Ortolano
Il primo libro de balli: Ballo Milanese
Fili mi, Absalon, SWV 269
Neu-gepflanzte Thuringische Lust-Garten: Herr, nun lassestu deinen Diener
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": I. La bravate di Goliath
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": II. Il tremore degi'Israeliti
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": III. Il corragio di David
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": IV. Il combattere fra l'uno e l'altro
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": V. La Fuga dei Filister
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": VI. La Gioia degl'Israeliti
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": VII. Il Concerto Musico delle Donne
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien, "Biblical Sonatas": Sonata No. 1, "Fight between David and Goliath": VIII. Il Giubilo commune
Attendite, popule meus, SWV 270
Domine exaudi
Pavan and 2 Galliards in A minor: No. 2, "The Earl of Salisbury": Pavan (arr. for trombone quartet)
Sonata a 3 in E minor, Op. 3, No. 7: I. Grave
Sonata a 3 in E minor, Op. 3, No. 7: II. Allegro
Sonata a 3 in E minor, Op. 3, No. 7: III. Adagio
Sonata a 3 in E minor, Op. 3, No. 7: IV. Allegro
Terpsichore: Ballet des Baccanales
Terpsichore: Ballet du Roy
Terpsichore: Ballet des Amazones
Terpsichore: La Bouree

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