Baroque Trumpet and Strings

Arguably one of Australia's finest Baroque trumpeters, Paul Plunkett's latest CD features sonatas and suites by Corelli, Torelli, Telemann, Purcell and Handel and rarely heard sonatas by Molter, Grossi and Biber.

Supported by some of Australia's finest baroque string and keyboard players, Plunkett has created a musically and historically valuable CD.


Paul Plunkett

Paul Plunkett has established an outstanding international reputation as a trumpet soloist and teacher. Some of his greatest acclaim has come from his baroque trumpet playing, a field in which he is one of the finest exponents. In his native land Australia, he has performed as a soloist with many of its symphony orchestras and performed regularly as guest Principal Trumpet and Soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Press quotes

“Plunkett plays beautifully with sensitivity to the style.”

Historic Brass Society Newsletter

“The very best recording available of the natural trumpet.”

Summit Records, USA

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Sonata in D major Archangelo Corelli

  1. Grave-Allegro
  2. Grave-Allegro
  3. Allegro
  4. Concerto in D major Georg Philipp Telemann

  5. Adagio
  6. Allegro
  7. Grave-Allegro
  8. Sonata a 5, Op. 3, No. 1 Andrea Grossi

  9. Vivace
  10. Adagio
  11. Grave
  12. Allegro, e spiritoso
  13. Sonata in D major Carl Biber

  14. Vivace
  15. Adagio
  16. Allegro
  17. Sonata (G7) Giuseppe Torelli

  18. Grave-Allegro
  19. Grave-Allegro
  20. Grave-Allegro
  21. Concerto 2 Johann Melchior Molter

  22. Allegro
  23. Adagio
  24. Alegro
  25. Sonata in D major Henry Purcell

  26. Allegro
  27. Adagio
  28. Allegro
  29. Sonata in C major Carl Biber

  30. Allegro
  31. Adagio-Presto
  32. Sonata (G1) Giuseppe Torelli

  33. Andante
  34. Allegro
  35. Grave
  36. Allegro
  37. Sonata in D major George Frideric Handel

  38. Overture
  39. Gigue
  40. Menuetto
  41. Bouree
  42. March
  43. Bouree



Archangelo Corelli

Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was a great violinist and composer of music for the violin and other stringed instruments. His influence on violin playing was considerable, leading to the great Italian school of violinists, which included several of his pupils.

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Where to buy

Baroque Trumpet and Strings can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Martin Wright
Xavier College Chapel
Release date
© 1992 Move Records
℗ 1992 Move Records
Baroque, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3127
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574312720