Alessandro Orologio: Intrada#
Alessandro Orologio (1550/60 Friuli - 1633 Vienna?) was a member of the
trumpet corps at the court Rudolf II in Prague, before he became
vice-chapelmaster there in 1603, after shorter stays at other courts.
The Intradae (printed: Helmstedt 1597) are dedicated to the Danish
King and music-patron Christian IV. The individual pieces are mostly in
three parts and belong to the oldest printed instrumental works of this
kind. Although it wasn't common in those days to specify the
instruments for performance, it is still possible to determine his
intentions according to certain characteristics; he expected them to be
played by cornetts, trombones and trumpets. (E. Stadler)
© Otto G. Preiser & Co. Ges.m.b.H., Fischerstiege 9/4, A-1010 Wien, CD-Nr. DC BIS CD 390.