Piotr Wawreniuk - trombones: alto & tenor, trumpet natural
Michał Kiljan - trombones: alto & tenor, trumpet natural
Przemysław Bychawski - tenor trombone, birds
Piotr Dąbrowski - tenor trombone, trumpet natural
Ewa Harasimiuk - tenor trombone, birds
Robert Krajewski - tenor trombone, trumpet natural, birds
Rafał Piłasiewicz - tenor trombone, trumpet, natural, birds
Roman Miller - contrabass trombone, bass drum, tambourines, birds
Jolanta Sosnowska - baroque violin
Grzegorz Zychowicz - vocal
Mariusz Niepiekło - natural trumpet
Ostap Popowicz - natural trumpet
Tomasz Ślusarczyk - natural trumpet
Michał Tyrański - natural trumpet
Paweł Iwaszkiewicz - bagpipes, goat Polish, bombarda
Mirosław Feldgebel - harp
Krzysztof Owczynik - krzywuła
Jarosław Kopeć - percussion, timpani, tambourine, darbuka
The selection of pieces on Tutti Virtuosi album is a musical bouquet that represents numerous ages, from Medieval to Baroque, from the countries of Europe: Poland, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Austria – its royal courts, churches and markets. Among pieces presented on this album one will find joyful dances: sarabandes, gavottes, pavanes, galliards, spagnolettos – a true “discotheque” of Renaissance and Baroque Europe! It's worth mentioning that most of these pieces were not composed for this sort of instrumentation. In the case of many, the composers either provided no indication at all, concerning instrumentation, or allowed for various possibilities. More freedom was allowed in rendition then. Thus, Trombastic undertook creating a version for their line-up, expanded like never before, with several other companionable instrumentalists. The instruments invited into this recording are thoroughly unlike trombones: harp, flutes, bagpipes and violin create a different and somewhat more delicate sound tableau. The harp is pure poetry; bagpipes – complex and refined in their own archaic, plebeian way; violin – the nucleus of music. Standing on the titular “forte” side we have the trombones, along with guest baroque trumpets, which supplement Trombastic's power with their golden brilliance, and carry it upwards. In the end we get an interesting line-up, filled with colors and contrasts.
Such a richly enhanced line-up of instruments allows for the group to reach for magnificent forms typical for European music of the 17th and 18th centuries – perfect example is the Sonata Pian'e Forte by Andrea Gabrieli, who composed monumental-sounding pieces for the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice.
Trombastic: a beautiful power is coming!
released December 2, 2015
Recorded July 4–7, 2015 at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Warsaw (Poland)
Recording, mix & master: Piotr Grinholc
Design: For Tune®
Cover photo: National Digital Archives (Wilanow Palace)
Other photos: Przemysław Bychawski (p. 2, 3),
Karol Wachowski (p. 7, 8), For Tune® archive (p. 6)
Translations: Charles White
Trąbki naturalne biorące udział w nagraniu
zostały wykonane przez manufakturę:
Trumpet Maker Michael Münkwitz.
Trombastic i For Tune® serdecznie dziękują Księdzu Proboszczowi
– dr Dariuszowi Chwastkowi, Pani Emilii Dziubińskiej
oraz Radzie Parafialnej Parafii Ewangelicko-Augsburskiej
Wniebowstąpienia Pańskiego w Warszawie – za
życzliwość, pomoc i udostępnienie wspaniałego wnętrza.
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