Music For Trumpet: Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E Flat

Wales

Wales

Yesterday, while returning from my granddaughter’s basketball game, I was listening to All Classical (89.9 FM) when I heard a familiar trumpet concerto, but could not identify the composer.  Waiting in the car until it was finished and the composer announced, I learned it was Johann Hummel.  Confident that I had the composition on my hard drive, I checked it out and sure enough I have the CD in my collection.  The piece I was listening to is Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, but you receive a lot more than Hummel on this 2 CD recommendation.

Don’t be put off due to only two reviews on Amazon.  This CD is well worth the expense.  Here is one of the two reviews, with a few corrections.

“I bought this CD simply for the performance Handel’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo.  The first time I heard the piece played it nearly brought me to tears.  Clear  and powerful, the organ does not over power the trumpet.  Rather it adds depth to the metal sound and a warmth unkown to it. The beauty cannot be described.  You will not be dissapointed.”