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Batalha 6o Tono

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Uploaded by: EdoL (12/06/18)
Composer: Araujo, Pedro de
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Santanyi
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Medieval and Renaissance
Pedro de Araújo (c.1640–1705) also according to other source (1610?–1684?) was a Portuguese organist and composer, that worked at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Braga, in the north of Portugal.
He was singing master at the Conciliar Seminary of St. Peter and St. Paul (in Braga) between 1663 and 1668 and second organist at Braga Cathedral until 1665.
Like Juan Cabanilles he was one of the last representatives of the traditional concentrated Iberian style.

This Batalha represents a battle between two armies in the usual style:

- Everything is peaceful to start with.
- then the herald calls the men out of bed: trouble ahead!
- immediately the trumpeteers hoot and toot their garrisons in formation.
- there is an anxious wait in which the two armies size each other up. An ominous music is heard from the spheres above: this can only mean BIG trouble.
-The trumpets (this time the Batallas) sound again and the men start fighting and running through each other in a frantic disarray, chopping and dismembering as required.
- The final victory is blown by the trumpets! The battle is over. Losses are acceptable, but that evaluation is depending on who decides. The many dead in the fields are of a quite different opinion.
- Rest returns again. The dead are mourned. The men or what is left of them return to their barracks.
The king can be satisfied.

Today is Constitution Day in Spain.
Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) marks the anniversary of a referendum held in Spain on December 6, 1978. In this referendum, a new constitution was approved . This was an important step in Spain's transition to becoming a constitutional monarchy and democracy.

As Spain is my new homeland since 10 years, this is also my 700th upload and I had no idea what to upload, a trumpet piece seemed appropriate to celebrate both.

For those of a puritanical nature:
Almost every rule of serious historical playing is broken here.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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