“The trumpet soloist Barry Bauguess was one exception, giving a spot-on performance full of flair and nobility in The Trumpet Shall Sound.”
"Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne brought forth another group of exceptional soloists. Baroque trumpeter Barry Bauguess managed his taxing duties with regal elegance..."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Bauguess' valveless instrument is a fiendishly difficult precursor to the modern trumpet. Each note is produced with a combination of skill and luck. Playing on a copy of a 1720 instrument, Bauguess combined the right notes with soft articulations, athletic lip trills and virtuosic registral shifts throughout the concert."
“...his intonation is excellent, and his accuracy, phenomenal. I am particularly taken with his style of articulation. In some recordings of this piece, the trumpet is, well, too ‘trumpet-like’ ... in other words, too staccato, particularly in the fanfare figures which dominate the opening movement. Bauguess’ more lyrical approach turns the piece into a true soprano-trumpet duet. His trills, especially the long ones on g'', are very expressive.”
Historic Brass Society Newsletter
Review of Bach’s Cantata 51 with American Bach Soloists
"Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne" brought forth another group of exceptional soloists. Baroque trumpeter Barry Bauguess managed his taxing duties with regal elegance..."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Trumpeter Barry Bauguess provides a showstopping moment with his trumpet work on the opening arioso of Eternal Source Of Light Divine.”
The Independent, London
Barry Bauguess is one of North America’s most sought-after Baroque trumpet concert and recording artists. He is currently Guest Principal Natural Trumpet of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has served as principal trumpet with Apollo’s Fire, The Portland Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and the Magnolia Baroque Festival Orchestra. Barry also frequently appears with other ensembles including Chatham Baroque, Tafelmusik, Tempesta di Mare, Folger Consort, Washington Bach Consort, American Bach Soloists, and was a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for fourteen years. He has been a Kulas Visiting Professor in the Historical Performance Program at Case Western Reserve University and the Baroque trumpet instructor for the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory.
In addition to his performances and recordings, Barry has given masterclasses and lecture/demonstrations for Cleveland Institute of Music, Toho Gakuen School of Music, Florida State University, UNC School of the Arts, BYU Idaho, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Maryland Early Brass Festival, Historic Brass Society and University of Northern Illinois.
“...heraldic finesse and jubilance” - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Gottfried Reiche - Ablassen
G.F. Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine
Girolamo Fantini - Sonata detta del Nero
Giovanni Viviani - Sonata Seconda