Baroque in Blue

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Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort
Baroque in Blue

A Crossover between Early Music & Jazz

The Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort
plays works by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Girolamo Fantini (1600-1675),
Jacques Philidor (1657-1708), Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726),
Johann S. Bach (1685-1750), Ferdinand Donninger (1716-1781),
Benjamin Britten et al

A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery

HD Recording · DDD · c. 71 Minutes


Art Movie(s)

Work(s) & Performance


mazing, these blues notes; for me, a subject that never ceases to fascinate, those small, dirty inconsistencies that give Swing its grooviness time and time again.. Recently, I thought that it would really sound very interesting if these hallmarks of jazz were actually played on historical instruments. What really surprised me, however, was discovering - in the course of comparing the baroque compositions of old maters - that these stylistic tools of the musical revolution of the 20th century were in fact quite usual back in Bach's day or at the court of the French King. I wish you a most pleasant evening with this concert.

Josef-Stefan Kindler



stablished in 1988 by Friedemann Immer, the Consort dedicates itself to the music played by the trumpet ensembles of the Baroque age The Consort's programmes exude the wonderfully resplendent sound typical of the music of that time. All the members of the ensemble are specialists in old music and, accordingly, the trumpeters play baroque trumpets that have no valves. In doing so, they are treading in the footsteps of a profession that was highly regarded at a time when powdered wigs and buckled shoes were de rigueur. The trumpet players employed at the courts and in the towns, who provided the necessary musical accompaniment at coronations, weddings, tournaments and other festive occasions, banded together in guilds of their own that had extremely strict rules and regulations. The ensembles were made up of three to eight trumpeters and timpanists, supplemented by strings, woodwinds and continuo instruments.

Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort

Baroque Trumpets: Friedemann Immer · Klaus H. Osterloh · Jaroslav Roucek · Thibaud Robinne
Baroque Timpani: Frithjof Koch · Organ: Matthias Nagel

In its "normal" line-up, the Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort is accompanied by timpani and organ - so that the magnificent sound of the trumpet stays firmly in the forefront of things. In some works, the organ takes over the string part - an arrangement that is totally in keeping with the practice of the times. The ensemble's repertoire encompasses all of Baroque music. The line-up is unusually large for a standing ensemble of Baroque trumpets and allows a lot of different options in the way of variations. So the Consort not only performs works for one to six trumpets with accompaniment, it also presents - along with outstanding song soloists - cantatas and arias with all the original parts being performed. In many a project, strings are also brought in. And, as what can be done musically and sound-wise on the Baroque trumpet differs quite considerably from anything that its present-day "daughter" with all its valves can do, the ensemble has also turned to interpreting modern works on the Baroque trumpet - and they are probably totally alone in this. The repertoire of the Trumpet Consort not only includes original works by Benjamin Britten, for instance, but quite a large range of jazz pieces as well. Since its formation, the ensemble has been giving concerts both at home and abroad. They have played at many different festivals, examples being the Arolsen Baroque Festival, the Styriarte in Graz and the Kokutopia Festival in Tokyo as well as the International Trumpet Guild Conference and the Historic Brass Symposium in the USA.

Friedemann Immer


riedemann Immer is one of the most sought-after trumpet players on the international concert scene. In the seventies, alongside the modern trumpet, he began to specialize in playing the Baroque trumpet and has since then been performing with different orchestras all over the world, such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Concentus Musicus in Vienna, the Academy for Old Music in Berlin, la Stagione in Frankfurt, the Academy of Ancient Music, Boston Baroque, Aston Magna in Boston and many others. In the process, he has worked with many conductors and directors, including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe, Markus Creed, Martin Pearlman, Ivor Bolton and Hellmuth, to name but a few. The fruits of all this can be seen in the 80-plus CD releases and countless radio and television productions. He is Professor for the trumpet at the Cologne University of Music and for the baroque trumpet at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Holland. Over and above this, Friedemann Immer also holds regular courses and workshops at different universities all over the world.

Klaus Osterloh


laus Hannes Osterloh was born in Bremen in 1952. After completing his studies at the University of Music in Duisburg, he accepted a teaching post there and also started to play with the Duisburg Sinfoniker and the Essen Philharmonic. In 1978, he moved to Stuttgart to perform with Erwin Lehn and his Südfunk Dance Orchestra (today, the SWR Bigband). 1983 found Klaus Osterloh with the WDR Bigband in Cologne (Head Director since 2002: Michael Abene). Because of his engagement at the WDR, he works regularly with guest conductors and jazz soloists from all over the world. He has many TV and CD productions to his credit, as well as international tours, 4 Grammy nominations and one Grammy for the "Best Large Jazz Ensemble" of 2007. A host of CD recordings of jazz and Baroque music document his career as an artist. Klaus Osterloh is closely associated with both traditional jazz and old music. He is bandleader of the Atlanta Jazzband in Cologne; he also sings and writes music and has been a member of the Friedemann Immer Trumpet Concert since it started back in 1988.

Series & Edition


ublishing Authentic Classical Concerts entails for us capturing and recording outstanding performances and concerts for posterity. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance, so we record the concerts in direct 2-Track Stereo digital HD. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value. Flourishing culture, enthralling the audience and last but not least also you the listener, are the values we endeavor to document in our editions and series.

The concerts at the UNESCO World Heritage Maulbronn Monastery supply the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site, providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music, documented by us in our Maulbronn Monastery Edition.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler, K&K Verlagsanstalt

Works, Movements & Tracklist

Ferdinand Donninger (1716-1781)
1. Musikalische Vorstellung einer Seeschlacht
Musical idea of a Battle (Excerpts)
for 4 Trumpets, Timpani and Organ

Klaus Hannes Osterloh (*1952)
2. Rag Rog
for 4 Trumpets

Klaus Hannes Osterloh (in German)
3. Introduction of the works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
4. Ich bitte Dich, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 166/3
for Trumpet and Organ

Jacques Philidor (1657-1708)
5. March for Timpani Solo

Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726)
6. Concert de Trompettes
for 4 Trumpets, Timpani and Organ

Friedemann Immer (in German) 7. The Instruments

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
8. Alamanda
with Variations for Organ

Friedemann Immer (*1948)
9. Hello BB&C
for 4 Baroque Trumpets
(also Flugelhorn and Cornett),
Timpani and Organ

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
10. Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
for 3 Trumpets

Girolamo Fantini (1600-1675)
11. Sonata No. 4
for Trumpet and Organ Duet for 2 Trumpets

Matthias Nagel (*1958)
12. Danke für diesen guten Morgen
Thank you for this good morning
Partita in classical style (Improvisation for Organ)
Melodie - Bicinium - Aria - Gavotte - Colorierter cantus firmus - Gigue

Klaus Hannes Osterloh (*1952)
13. Jesus meines Lebens Leben
Choral for Trumpet and Organ

Klaus Hannes Osterloh (*1952)
14. Blooze
for 3 Trumpets, Cornett, Timpani and Organ

Cornett - Friedemann Immer
Flugelhorn - Klaus Hannes Osterloh

Concert Date: June 3, 2005

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