‘s latest album is released today on Warner Classics. With this release, Alison records on the natural trumpet for the first time since the hugely successful album Sound the Trumpet
Inspired by seasonal Baroque repertoire, the recording includes Bach’s concertos by Corelli, Torelli, and Fasch performed with the Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk. The Schübler Chorales and In dulce jubilo by Bach, performed in arrangements for trumpet and organ played here by Stephen Cleobury, act as a beautiful foil to the full orchestral sound of the concertos. Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring featuring Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge tops off this charming winter-themed album.
The release coincides with a major tour of Germany this December, with Alison Balsom and The Balsom Ensemble.