Cell 31

Fürstliche Repräsentation – Pauken und Trompeten 17. und 18. Jahrhundert

Kettledrums and trumpets were used for the ceremonies and festivities of secular and ecclesiastical dignitaries, as well as for the military activities of the mounted troops, up to the early 19th century.

The ensemble consisted of several trumpets and, as a rule, a pair of kettledrums as a bass.

The procedures of the ceremonies, set down in the form of codes, were initiated, accompanied and characterised by appropriate rhythms and sequences of notes.

Introduction cell 31
Sonata a due trombe detta del Ricasoli Girolamo Fantini (1600 - 1671) 1638 Trompetenconsort Friedemann Immer P/C 1997; BAL9461-1
Ballet for Horses Corrente per l'Intrata di Sua Maesta Caesarea & di tutti i Cavaglieri 1667 Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623 - 1680) 1st movement from Balletto a Cavallo Armonico Tributo Austria, dir. Lorenz Duftschmid P/C 1996; Arcana A 33
'Aufzug' for 8 trumpets and kettledrums Ferdinand Donninger (1716 - 1781) from 'Musikalische Vorstellung einer Seeschlacht' ca 1760 Trompetenconsort Friedemann Immer P/C 1997; BAL9461-1
'Tönet ihr Pauken! Erschallet Trompeten' Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Opening chors of the cantata in honour of Maria Josepha, electress of Saxony and queen of Poland, BWV 214 1733 Orchestra and Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment, dir. Gustav Leonhardt P/C 1992; PH 432 161-2 Portrait of Maria Josepha (1699-1757), electress of Saxony and queen of Poland, originating from around 1737. Oil Painting on canvas by Louis de Silvestre (1675 - 1760), or a painter from his circle. Basel Historical Museum, Depositum Pauls-Eisenbeiss-Stiftung
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