The Vienna Trumpet Consort has been existing since 1987 and plays especially Baroque Trumpet Music for 4 up to 12 Trumpets in the original accompaniment by a Chamber Orchestra. All the music we play is written out of the original sources you can find in all the libraries and archives in Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Darmstadt etc. We play no arrangements.We play on modern instruments, nearly all Piccolo-Trumpets are made by YAMAHA.
The leader and manager of the Vienna Trumpet Consort is Dr. Wilhelm HEINRICH, the main specialist for the Piccolo Trumpet in Austria. He was successful in uniting his friends, some of the leading trumpet-players of Viennese Orchestras -Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, RSO Vienna and the NTKOrchestra - in this ensemble.
The home of the Vienna Trumpet Ensemble is the most beautiful Baroque-Church in the centre of Vienna, the so called ?Jesuitenkirche? or Old University Church. There they
have a permanent series of 4 concerts a year since 1995. This concerts are supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Bureau of Culture of the City of Vienna and YAMAHA. We are promoted by on of the largest newspaper of Austria:KURIER.
Their main interest is to play trumpet-music from the Viennese Emperor Court, which was written for all the festivities at the court. The Emperors Court in Vienna had the largest orchestra in Europe and many famous composers were employed here, to write music for the largest and most famous Trumpet-Corps in Europe. Now we reanimate this music, and people like this glorious sound of the Baroque very much.
Their programs normally need 11 musicians 4 Trumpets
6 Strings and 1Harpsichord or Organ-Positive
If a larger orchestra is needed, we add 2 Oboes, 1 Bassoon and sometimes 4 more trumpets