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An arrangement of Guiseppe Torelli’s ’’Allegro’’ from his Concerto for Trumpet & String s 1st Movement, for solo D Trumpet & Keyboard, which could be Harpsichord, Organ or Piano.
Torelli was born in (1658-1709)in Verona, and died in Bologna.
He was an Italian violinst and composer and was attached to the Church of San Petronio in Bologna from 1686-95.
Torelli was leader of a band at the court of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Anspach in Vienna from 1697-99.
In 1701, Torelli returned to Bologna. He composed music for strings and continuo, 12 concerti grossi, Op. 8(1708),guitar & trumpet concertos, suites for trumpet, strings & continuo.
Several transpositions for the trumpeter as available, so the player can choose his or her instrument of choice.
There is also an easier version one tone lower available, to enable younger players exploring the clarino tessitura a chance of performing this arrangement.
The original key for this concerto is D major, I have lowered the range here by one tone to make it a little easier on the ’’chops’’ aiming this arrangement at intermediate to advanced players.
There is a version in D, available on my site, aimed at professional players.
I have added (suggested) dynamics, and altered the trumpet part in places, adding my own embellishments and little additions to the melody.
Giuseppe Torelli (22 April 1658 – 8 February 1709) was an Italian violist, violinist, teacher, and composer.
Torelli is most remembered for his contributions to the development of the instrumental concerto (Newman 1972, p. 142), especially concerti grossi and the solo concerto, for strings and continuo, as well as being the most prolific Baroque composer for trumpets (Tarr 1974).
Torelli was born in Verona. It is not known with whom he studied violin though it has been speculated that he was a pupil of Leonardo Brugnoli or Bartolomeo Laurenti, but it is certain that he studied composition with Giacomo Antonio Perti (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). On 27 June 1684, at the age of 26, he became a member of the Accademia Filarmonica as suonatore di violino (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). By 1698 he was maestro di concerto at the court of Georg Friedrich II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, where he conducted the orchestra for Le pazzie d'amore e dell'interesse, an idea drammatica composed by the maestro di cappella, the castrato Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, before leaving for Vienna in December 1699 (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). He returned to Bologna sometime before February 1701, when he is listed as a violinist in the newly re-formed cappella musicale at San Petronio, directed by his former composition teacher Perti (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001).
He died in Bologna in 1709, where his manuscripts are conserved in the San Petronio archives. Giuseppe's brother, Felice Torelli, was a Bolognese painter of modest reputation, who went on to be a founding member of the Accademia Clementina. The most notable amongst Giuseppe's many pupils was Francesco Manfredini