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100 Feet of Brass
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8 PM

A rare event indeed! With no all-professional baroque trumpet ensemble in the United States, we decided to gather some of the country's top professionals for a program that explores the full array of brilliant ensemble music for trumpets, timpani and continuo. Don’t miss this program of spectacular rarities from 17th and 18th centuries including Johann Ernst Altenburg’s brilliant concerto for seven trumpets and timpani, solo sonatas, and works for four, five and seven trumpets by Biber, Zelenka and others. Join us as we fill the space with oodles of brass.

Program to Include:
Johann Ernst Altenburg
“Concerto” for 7 trumpets, timpani and continuo
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Sonata Sancti Polycarpi a 8
Sonata a 7
Anonymous
Sonata a 5 clarini from Kromeriz (ca. 1670)
Canciones De Clarines (17Th-Century Spain)
Cesare Bendinelli
Sonata No. 336 Tutta L’arte Della Trombetta (1614)
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Fanfares for Trumpets and Timpani
Girolamo Fantini
“Entrata Imperiale” for 5 Trumpets and Timpani (1631)
Trumpet Sonata No. 1 “Detta Del Colloreto”
Giovanni Viviani
Sonata No. 2 for Trumpet and Organ, Op.4 (1678)
Jacques Philidor
Marche for Timpani Solo


THE SEVEN TRUMPETERS
Josh Cohen, Frequent Bach Sinfonia soloist, also performs throughout the U.S. and Canada with Apollo's Fire (Cleveland), Aston Magna, Ensemble Caprice
Barry Bauguess,Trumpet faculty for BPI (Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory). Performs with Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, The Magnolia Baroque Festival, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Rich Murrell - Performs with Atlanta Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, Chatham Baroque
Stanley Curtis - Trumpet faculty at George Mason University. Performs with Apollo's Fire, Bach Consort, Washington Cornett and Sacbutt Ensemble, and on modern trumpet in the U.S. Navy Band since 1998.
Joelle Monroe, Performs with Washington Bach Consort, Apollo's Fire and is a baroque trumpeter with the United States Army Historical Trumpets.
Douglas Wilson, Performs with Washington Bach Consort, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Fanfare-Barok
Elisa Koehler, Trumpet faculty at Goucher College. Performs with Handel Choir of Baltimore, and author/research in Historic Brass

OTHER FEATURED PERFORMERS
Michelle Humphreys, timpani and percussion. Performs with Opera Lafayette and the Washington Bach Consort.
Joe Gascho, organ. Performs with Harmonious Blacksmith, Tallis Scholars and the Folger Consort, and the Washington Bach Consort

“The highlight of the evening was the brilliant trumpet playing of Josh Cohen on the ‘natural’ trumpet, whose exceptionally high compass demanded virtuosity that Cohen displayed without visible effort.”