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The Golden Age of the Cornet

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Catalogue numberBIS-1598 SACD
Release date2007-01-20
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time60:48

‘The trumpet is an instrument of sin while the cornet belongs to the angels.’
This quotation is generally attributed to Herbert Lincoln Clarke, possibly the greatest cornet-player of all time. In this celebration of the cornet and the wind band tradition, he accordingly gets to both open and close the programme with his two pieces The Debutante and Bride of the Waves. The American Clarke was for more than 20 years, from 1893 until 1917, solo cornet-player with the most famous of wind ensembles: the Sousa Band. His successor in the band, Frank Simon, is also represented on this disc, along with other leading notables of wind band music between c. 1850-1950, such as the Australian Percy Code and John Hartmann, born in Prussia but mainly active in England. Several of these sparkling and virtuosic pieces have been arranged especially for the present combination of Ole Edvard Antonsen and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, including Ole Bull’s The Herdmaiden’s Sunday (Sæterjentens søndag), Grieg’s In the Hills (Ved Rondane) and Dinicu’s Hora staccato, usually heard on the violin. The Royal Norwegian Navy Band is one of five professional military bands in Norway. With its 32 full-time musicians this highly popular ensemble performs both in Norway and abroad. Here they provide expert backing to one of the world’s leading trumpet players. Ole Edvard Antonsen has devoted himself to a solo career since 1987 and has performed in more than 40 countries. A remarkably versatile musician, he is just as much at home working with a symphony orchestra or collaborating with pop, rock or jazz musicians such as Lisa Stansfield, Ute Lemper, the Willem Breuker Kollektif and his own ensembles. He also has a special interest in the repertoire for military bands, and is himself principal conductor and artistic director of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Band.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Clarke, Herbert Lincoln
01 The Debutante 05:29 $ 1.15 USD
  Composer: Höhne, Carl
02 Slavische Fantasie 07:25 $ 1.56 USD
  Composer: Grieg, Edvard
03 Ved Rondane (In the Hills), Op.33 02:28 $ 0.52 USD
  Composer: Code, Percy
04 Zelda 06:40 $ 1.40 USD
  Composer: Hoch, Theodor
05 Nordische Fantasie, Op.20 10:39 $ 2.24 USD
  Composer: Hartmann, John
06 Facilita 05:26 $ 1.14 USD
  Composer: Borg, Oscar
07 Sommerstemning (Summer Mood) 02:14 $ 0.47 USD
  Composer: Dinicu, Grigoras
08 Hora staccato 01:48 $ 0.38 USD
  Composer: Simon, Frank
09 Willow Echoes 04:07 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Bull, Ole
10 Sæterjentens søndag (The Herdmaiden’s Sunday) 02:30 $ 0.53 USD
  Composer: Bellstedt, Herman
11 Napoli 04:16 $ 0.90 USD
  Composer: Clarke, Herbert Lincoln
12 The Bride of the Waves 05:38 $ 1.18 USD
  Album total 60:48
EnsembleThe Royal Norwegian Navy Band
ComposerBellstedt, Herman
Borg, Oscar
Bull, Ole
Clarke, Herbert Lincoln
Code, Percy
Dinicu, Grigoras
Grieg, Edvard
Hartmann, John
Hoch, Theodor
Höhne, Carl
Simon, Frank
ConductorBergby, Ingar
CornetAntonsen, Ole Edvard

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