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A Bach Notebook For Trumpet

Bach,J.s. / Freeman-attwood / Pienaar,D.b.
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 418   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Ernst BachJohann Michael BachJohann Christoph BachJohann Ludwig Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-AttwoodDaniel-Ben Pienaar
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On trumpet, 11 Bachs spanning two centuries. That Johann Sebastian Bach was one of a large family of Bachs is well known, but this disc brings forward no fewer than 11 Bachs who flourished between 1615 and 1796. Aided by the young South African pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, who has made the arrangements, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, distinguished academic (current principal of the Royal Academy of Music) as well as fellow critic on Gramophone, demonstrates his virtuosity on the trumpet. As he explains, the aim is to view all these 20 works through a 20th-century prism, ‘dressing the music in new clothes', using instruments - valve trumpet and grand piano - unknown when most of this music was written.

The result is a lively romp,
Read more not at all like an academic exercise, with JSB standing out even above such brilliant sons as Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian. These three are the only ones who transcend their respective periods, JSB monumentally so; but as presented here, all these Bachs emerge freshly with plenty to say, whether reflecting the period of Monteverdi and the Gabrielis or that of the Baroque.

The quality that runs consistently through these performances is vigour, with rhythmic bite in sprung rhythms. Not that it is a disc to play in one sitting, for the ripe sound of the trumpet, as recorded in the helpful acoustic of St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol does tend to get overpowering. That's the only reservation about a disc that brings to life all 11 Bachs, with their sequence of confusingly similar names. A totally refreshing disc.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [3/2013]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata in F major by Johann Ernst Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Ach, wie sehnlich wart ich der Zeit by Johann Michael Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Ich lasse dich nicht by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Overture in G major by Johann Ludwig Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Rondo Allegretto: Sonata, F.X/2 by J. C. F. Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Sonata in G minor 3, Wq 65/17 (H47) by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1746 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Suite No. 4 in C mjaor: La Joye by Johann Bernhard Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Overture, Amadis des Gaules, W.G 39: Sinfonia by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 12/1779 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11.
BWV 68 (v): Wer an ihn gläubet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 05/21/1725 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
BWV 85 (v): Seht, was der Liebe tut by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 04/15/1725 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
Von Gott kömmt mir in Freudenschein, BWV 172 (vi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 05/20/1714 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Written: 1725 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18.
Prelude: English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
19.
Cello Suite No. 6: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
20.
Polonaise for keyboard in F minor, F. 12/10 (BR A36) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet), Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1765 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, "Leipziger Chorale" (arr. D-B. Pienaar): 18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, "Leipziger Chorale": An Wasserflussen Babylon, BWV 653b (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Keyboard Sonata in F major (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Ach, wie sehnlich wart ich der Zeit (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: Wer an ihn glaubet (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV Anh. 159 (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Suite in G Major (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Suite in G Major: I. Overture (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055: III. Allegro ma non tanto (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85: Seht, was die Liebe tut (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross, BWV 622 (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172: Von Gott kommt mir ein Freudenschein (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, "Leipziger Chorale" (arr. D-B. Pienaar): 18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, "Leipziger Chorale": O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515a (by. G.H. Bach) (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: I. Prelude (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Sonata in F major (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Sonata in F major: I. Rondo: Allegretto (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Wq. 65/17, H. 47 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Wq. 65/17, H. 47: III. Tempo di minuetto (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Overture (Suite) in D major (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Overture (Suite) in D major: VII. La Joye (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
12 Polonaises, Fk. 12 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): 12 Polonaises, Fk. 12: Polonaise No. 10 in F minor (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Amadis de Gaule, W. G39 (arr. D-B. Pienaar): Amadis de Gaule, W. G39: Overture (arr. D-B. Pienaar)
Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (arr. H. Fyer): Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: IV. Sarabande (arr. H. Fyer)

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