Alison Balsom: Royal Fireworks

Alison Balsom: Royal Fireworks

Exclusive Audio Commentary

About this playlist

Alison Balsom's first album since 2016 – Royal Fireworks – is a stunning recording, and a celebration of all things Baroque trumpet.

In this special edition of the album for Primephonic, Alison gives her insights behind each piece on the album, and takes us behind the scenes of the recording process – from the arrangements and instruments used on the album, to the hand-picked ensemble she performs with.

Tracklist

    Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • Introduction

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    0:29

  • Royal Fireworks

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    2:35

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: I. Overture (Adagio)

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    2:13

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: II. Allegro - Lentement - Allegro

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    5:14

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. Bourrée

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:03

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: IV. La Paix (Largo alla siciliana)

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    3:41

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: V. La Réjouissance

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:27

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: VI. Minuet 1

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    0:45

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: VII. Minuet 2

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:40

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • Involvement in the Process

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    1:33

  • Purcell Sonata Introduction

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    2:31

  • Purcell: Trumpet Sonata in D Major, Z. 850: I. Allegro

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:16

  • Purcell: Trumpet Sonata in D Major, Z. 850: II. Adagio

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:52

  • Purcell: Trumpet Sonata in D Major, Z. 850: III. Allegro

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    2:25

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • Arrangements by Simon Wright

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    1:47

  • Bach Introduction

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    1:05

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Cantata No. 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    3:02

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • Telemann & the Recording Process

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    4:30

  • Telemann: Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7: I. Adagio

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    2:08

  • Telemann: Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7: II. Allegro

    Alison Balsom

    1:55

  • Telemann: Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7: III. Grave

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:57

  • Telemann: Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7: IV. Allegro

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:43

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • The Balsom Ensemble

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    0:57

  • Christmas Oratorio Introduction

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    1:27

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright : Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: No. 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    3:09

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright : Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: No. 9, Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:21

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 6: No. 1, Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    4:40

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 2: No. 1, Sinfonia in G Major, Pastorale Sinfonia

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    2:08

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 3: No. 1, Herrscher des Himmels

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:47

  • Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: No. 5, Wie soll ich dich empfangen

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:15

  • ,Bach, JS / Arr. Wright: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 6: No. 11, Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    3:10

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • Baroque Trumpet & Trills

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    2:48

  • Funeral Sentences Introduction

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    2:04

  • Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary, Z. 27: I. March

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:59

  • Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary, Z. 27: VI. "Thou Knowest Lord"

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:58

  • Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary, Z. 27: III. Canzona

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:50

  • Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary, Z. 27: VII. March

    Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble

    1:13

  • Alison Balsom: Primephonic Interview
  • The Power of Music

    Alison Balsom, Guy Jones

    2:19

  • Total playing time

    1:21:14

Curated by

Alison Balsom

Trumpeter

About this playlist

Alison Balsom's first album since 2016 – Royal Fireworks – is a stunning recording, and a celebration of all things Baroque trumpet.

In this special edition of the album for Primephonic, Alison gives her insights behind each piece on the album, and takes us behind the scenes of the recording process – from the arrangements and instruments used on the album, to the hand-picked ensemble she performs with.

Curated by

Alison Balsom

Trumpeter

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