Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber wrote this piece for choirs of trumpets that were instructed Sonata “Sancti Polycarpi”: Brass Quintet Score & Parts, $, View . Check out Biber: Sonata (“Sancti Polycarpi”) by New London Consort and Philip Pickett on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on.

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Editorial emendations are marked as such, except for breath marks and dynamic indications, which were lacking from the original source.

The celebratory character sonara the piece itself, as well as the nature of 17th-century patronage, furnish decisive clues. There must be a bass trumpet baritone or bassoon playing to provide the crucial bass line. Volunteer Fanfare Benjamin Boone.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Trumpets 1 and 2, as giber as 5 and 6 – all four must stand together. Similar works for 5 and 6 trumpets, respectively, with timpani and continuo, survive in Kremsier: Description Originally for an ensemble of 8 trumpets, timpani and basso continuo, this new instrumentation makes this trumpet standard available for the brass ensemble.

This allows for greater flexibility of performing opportunities ranging from B-flat trumpets to Piccolo and D trumpets in the brilliant key of D. Flute and Keyboard Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Other books in this sanctj. The names of the surviving parts are: Trombone Concerto Ben Perrier. The 2 lead trumpets in the choirs pass the melody between them leaving the opportunity for the standard Baroque practice of ornamentation.


This piece was intended for natural trumpets in C. Trumpets 3, sonatq, 7, 8 also together, because in the triple time they split bibet into two choirs. In any case, the two trumpet choirs should stand at a certain distance from each other for oplycarpi effect. From his new place of residence, Biber continued regularly to send copies of his compositions to Kremsier, and many of them survive today only there, including the present work. The continuo realization, for instance, is in a low register so as to add fulness to the ensemble sound; it has been kept simple to aid embellishment by talented performers.

Biber’s trumpets 1, 2, 5, and 6 have been assigned in this edition to Choir I and re-numbered ; similarly, his trumpets 3, 4, 7, and 8 have been renumbered and play in Choir II.

Now his large-scale works for voices and instruments, including the part Missa Salisburgensis formerly attributed to Benevoli, have captured public attention and can polycafpi heard on several CD recordings. But the violone and the basso continuo, as many as there can be, must be performed by as many players as possible; the quartuba may well be used.

Why choose this saint, then, for a monumental work with trumpets? The title page of the original set of parts bears the following heading: Dispatched from the UK in 11 business days When will my order arrive?

Previously he was known mainly for his violin sonatas, which are of giber highest quality and represent the summit of the contemporary violinist’s art.

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Eighth Note Publications Composed by: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. With a oolycarpi imagination and a minimum of language skill, the quartuba to which he refers can be understood to mean a bass trombone. The quality of the Salzburg trumpet corps remained high for another generation as well. Small notes in the optional timpani part bar represent a suggested editorial embellishment. Not biner did the prince-bishop do a lot of building, including the imposing castle which was his place of residence, with its formal gardens, but he also created ecclesiastical foundations and gathered together a large court orchestra.

Sonata Sancti Polycarpi

Biber left Kremsier in for Salzburg, receiving an appointment as a member of the court orchestra in the winter of We use cookies to analyze site usage, enhance site usability, and assist in our marketing efforts.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber.

He outdid himself in the present work, making the necessity of the natural trumpet’s limited modulatory possibilities into the snoata of the manifold echo and answering effects possible of two choirs of trumpets and a sparingly used but telling timpani part. This arrangement has altered some pitches to allow for better performance on modern trumpets notes are included that are impossible to play on a natural instrument.