'Ensemble InAlto brings together authentic wind instruments with pure singing voices and husky strings.'
Studio Master (192) FLAC
Total running time: 76 minutes.
InAlto's new recording marks ten years of the ensemble and a new recording for Ricercar.
Ceremonies, both festive and solemn, lie at the heart of all the works in this programme devoted to German music of the 17th century, beginning with music by Heinrich Schütz and ending with Johann Sebastian Bach. These occasional works make frequent use of brass instruments, whose sound is both the foundation and the identity of the InAlto ensemble. This 17th century tradition is reflected in Beethoven’s Aequales for trombone quartet; these are presented here together with their sung texts.