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    Default A piece from "Connections"?

    Hello folks.

    There's quite a lot of great classical music used in James Burke's "Connections" (and his other shows), and I've been trying to track down some of them. One of the pieces that I need help with is here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerLI...451D08833B5A3D

    Starting at 5:10

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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    Excuse me for stating the obvious: Baroque.

    That combination of strings, brass and a harpsichord makes me think Handel. Not his Music for Royal Fireworks. But that's who I'd check first were I you.

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    Trumpet concerto maybe? Maybe it's vivaldi.

    Also the beginning is a canon, if that's of any use.

    The bit here starts of in D major.

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    I have discovered that I can't distinguish very well between Baroque trumpet pieces of a particular tempo. All those trumpet flourishes sound a lot alike to me. So I'll leave this to you.

    I don't know if it is a trumpet concerto as opposed to a piece that just had the trumpet in that clip.

    However I looked this up for you and went through a few pieces. Classical Archives lists the following as Baroque pieces in the key of D featuring the trumpet. You can hear 60 second samples from each movement at their site:
    classicalarchives.com

    To get this list I did an "Advanced Search" with Period = Baroque, Principal Instrument = Trumpet and Key Word = D.

    Incidentally, if you don't know, "continuo" means it has the harpsichord.


    Clarke, Jeremiah (4 works) – Composer's Page
    King's March, for trumpet and organ
    Suite for Trumpet and Strings in D
    The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, and percussion
    Trumpet Tune in D, for trumpet and organ
    Telemann, Georg Philipp (4 works) – Composer's Page
    Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets and Timpani, TWV544
    Concerto in D for Trumpet, and 2 Oboes, TWV532
    Sonate de Concert in D, for trumpet (arranged from TWV44:1), TWV41Anhdeest
    Trumpet Concerto in D, TWV517
    Torelli, Giuseppe (2 works) – Composer's Page
    Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra in D
    Sonata (a5), for trumpet, strings and continuo in D, G.7
    Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni (1 work) – Composer's Page
    Sonata à sei for Trumpet, 2 Solo Violins, Viola, Cello, and Continuo in D (attributed to Albinoni; Durham Anon. 98)
    Bach, Johann Sebastian (1 work) – Composer's Page
    Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets, 3 Oboes, Bassoon, and Timpani, BWVdeest
    Corelli, Arcangelo (1 work) – Composer's Page
    Sonata in D for Trumpet, 2 Violins, and Continuo, WoO4
    Fasch, Johann Friedrich (1 work) – Composer's Page
    Concerto for Trumpet, 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D
    Scarlatti, Alessandro (1 work) – Composer's Page
    San Filippo Neri, for soloists, trumpet, strings, lute and continuo
    Vivaldi, Antonio (1 work) – Composer's Page
    Concerto for 2 Trumpets in D, RV781 (formerly RV563)

    EDIT: I didn't put in those grinning icons. Just cut and pasted the list over. Guess what was on the list is the code for that symbol.

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    Thank you for your help folks. I'll take a gander at the list after work and see if there's any matches.

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    My guess was going to be Telemann, but I've search and searched through the Telemann trumpet repertoir to no avail. Still, it REALLY sounds like his style.

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    After spending 2 days searching through Baroque music -- and I now understand what it is people don't like about Baroque music because some of it's waaaay too ornamental and full of flourishes especially on the trumpet....

    I found this piece. It's by Purcell. The trumpet section is unmistakable.

    What I am not going to do is all the work for you. It's on here. Go listen to the samples and it's in there:
    http://www.amazon.com/Purcell-Comple...ref=pd_sim_m_4

    Though who's nutty idea of chamber music includes the trumpet is beyond me.

    (Now why can't someone do this when I ask for help on a piece!? )

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    I want to thank you Rasa and especially Margaret for leading me to the right path. Yup, it is Purcell, and it is a Sonata in D for trumpets. Here's a link to where it is (3rd track) http://www.classicalarchives.com/work/165826.html

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    Epic win!

    Double team!

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    Nice one Ladies!

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    Yeah, uh, I spent 12 -14 hours tracking that piece down.

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    poor sod...

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