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PETRONIO FRANCESCHINI  

(1650 - 1680)

Petronio Franceschini was born and active in Bologna. He was a cellist in the Basilica di S. Petronio from 1675 to 1680 and died in Venice before he could finish his fifth opera, Dionisio, which was subsequently completed by Partenio. Besides operas, which according to Thomas Walker "have great rhythmic energy and make much use of the trumpet in dialogue with the voice", Franceschini composed a quantity of church music, including two church sonatas, the present one with two trumpets dating from the last year of his life. Its full sound is derived in part from the string texture with two viola parts instead of one. Particularly noteworthy is the third movement, in which the trumpets are required to play in the minor mode. This is a rare happening in Baroque trumpet music, for, as the other works of this recording testify, the trumpet was usually employed in C or D major to express jubilant emotions. The use of the minor gives this work its peculiar, profound quality and shows that its composer was an original thinker.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BAROQUE TRUMPET (THE ART OF THE), Vol. 5 Naxos
8.555099
Orchestral
CELTIC Briar, Celia: Her Mantle So Green White Cloud
11016-2
World
FRANCESCHINI, P.: Dixit Dominus a 8 / Laudate pueri a 6 (Vartolo) Tactus
TC650001
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred
IRISH FOLK MUSIC White Cloud
11144-2
World
SONGS TO MY MOTHER White Cloud
11081-2
World
TALES OF CELTIC WOMEN White Cloud
11108-2
World




 
 
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