Trumpet Spectacular
  • CAT # 80223-25

    1. Bellstedt (arr. Fazzi): Napoli - Canzone Napolitana con Variazioni 4:59
    2. Rossini (arr. Kunzel): Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville, Act I 5:05
    3. Clarke (orig. attributed to Purcell): Trumpet Voluntary in D major 2:59
    4. Bach (arr. Kunzel): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring 4:03
    5. Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Newsom): The Flight of the Bumblebee 1:36
    6. arr. Proto: A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra (after the Opera by Georges Bizet) 12:41
    7. Puccini (arr. Fazzi): Medley of Famous Tenor Arias 10:27
    8. Rossini (arr. Kunzel): La Danza 1:55
    9. Schumann (arr. Kunzel): Traumerei 3:11
    10. arr. Staiger (orch. Fazzi): Carnival of Venice, Fantasia Brillante 3:49
    11. Anderson: A Trumpeter's Lullaby 3:30
    12. Bach (arr. Fazzi): Chaconne 10:44
Tonight Show trumpeter and bandleader Doc Severinsen proves himself a man for all seasons by joining Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in a spectacular “greatest hits” program of classical and light classical pieces for virtuoso trumpet and orchestra.

Trumpet Spectacular is a memorable tour through the trumpet repertoire by one of the most gifted and eclectic musicians working today. The recording includes such demanding warhorses as Bellstedt’s arrangement of Napoli, Rimsky-Korsakov’s ingeniously descriptive Flight of the Bumblebee, and Del Staiger’s arrangement of Carnival of Venice.

Severinsen also explores the world of opera with a reworking (by composer and Cincinnati Pops bassist Frank Proto) of themes from Bizet’s timeless Carmen, a medley of well-known Puccini arias including Nessun dorma!, and the aria Largo al factotum from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

This recording will appeal to a wide range of listeners, from classical music fans to trumpet aficionados to opera lovers to viewers of The Tonight Show to admirers of Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

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