Treasures for Trumpet – Robert Sullivan

Treasures for Trumpet – Robert Sullivan
Catalog number: 319

Tracks:

> 01 Cantabile et Scherzetto
comp: Phillipe Gaubert
> 02 Impromptu
comp: Jacques-Francois Ibert
> 03 Air de Bravoure
comp: Andre Jolivet
> 04 Prelude - Mvt. I
comp: George Gershwin
> 05 Prelude - Mvt. II
> 06 Prelude - Mvt. III
> 07 Simple Song from Mass
comp: Leonard Bernstein
> 08 Cappriccio
comp: Jack Gallagher
> 09 Aria et Scherzo - Mvt. 1. Aria
comp: Alexander Arutiunian
> 10 Aria et Scherzo - Mvt. 2. Scherzo
> 11 Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
comp: Sergei Rachmaninoff
> 12 Russian Dance, Op. 32
comp: Oskar Bohme
> 13 Klange der Heimat
comp: Johann Strauss, Jr.
> 14 Che Gelida Manina
comp: Giacomo Puccini
> 15 Nessun Dorma
comp: Giacomo Puccini
> 16 Irish Poem - Mvt. 1. Leprachaun
comp: trad.
> 17 Irish Poem - Mvt. 2. Not Rose, Nor Gem
> 18 Irish Poem - Mvt. 3. Slane
> 19 Irish Poem - Mvt. 4. Danny Boy

Robert Sullivan, associate principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, has a sweet tone and a sense of ease that allows these works to sound natural, rather than like tests of ability. All of the pieces are tuneful and enjoyable, but I am especially touched by Bernstein’s ‘Simple Song’, Gallagher’s ‘Capriccio’, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Bohme’s ‘Russian Dance’ and the Puccini arias. – Kilpatrick, ARG

Perhaps no other brass instrument has seen as intense an evolution of its possibilities as the trumpet. This CD strives to represent a wide variety of the characters available to the trumpeter.

Many of the works are new arrangements or adaptations, and although most are infrequently heard, they are all treasures in the trumpet repertoire.


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