Soli Deo Gloria - Bach Transcriptions for Trumpet and Organ



"Balio...and Bengston...achieve a stunning clarity of line, wide variety of colour and a sense of the right tempo that is complemented by the dynamic sheen and spaciousness of the audiophile recording."

Andrew Balio, trumpet and Bruce Bengtson, organ perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2-disc set opens with "Abblassen, from the painting of Gottfried Reiche by Hausmann" (a fanfare by Gottfried Reiche, Bach's trumpeter). This follows with Mr. Balio's transcriptions of Bach's sonatas BWV 1014, 1018, 1030b, 1031 and 1032 are interspersed with chorale preludes BWV 161, 601, 608, 609, 610, 614, 621, 622, 625, 632, 637, 638, 639, 641, 642, 644, 650, 655, 659, 721, 727 and 992. Mr. Balio performs on trumpet, piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn; Mr. Bengston on the Fritts Organ at Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, Notre Dame University.


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