Any good xylophone solos?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by CarrieTheDrummer, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. CarrieTheDrummer

    CarrieTheDrummer New Member

    Hi, was just wondering if anybody here can recommend any good xylophone solos?
    Ive seen "Helter Skelter" but that one is quite popular for a xylophone player to do so I wanted something different? :)
  2. RossAB

    RossAB Member

    Rondo alla Turca on Lovatt-Cooper's Only For You CD is pretty good,
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  4. Sonorous

    Sonorous New Member

    err... no there aren't ;-)
  5. Kofi

    Kofi Member

    My mate in the band has just done a xylo solo... It's the Green Hornet: really cool, he just needs to tweak it here and there before he thinks about publishing.
  6. Colin Gray

    Colin Gray Member

    There is a great arrangment of Flight of the Bumble Bee and Robbin' Harry is a cracking solo too. It is written for Xylo/Vibe but there is nothing stopping you doing it all on Xylo. There is also a good arrangment of Czardas that Mount Charles did at Yeovil 2011.

    The Two Imps is also really good with audiences, it is a duet but one of my students does it as a solo.

    Gavin Pritchard has done loads of solos with all the bands he has played for, might be worth a look at his publisher - Jargins i think...?
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  8. Statto

    Statto Member

    Spinning Song (Mendelssohn arr Snell) - actually one of the Songs Without Words, originally written for piano

    played by Simone Rebello on Fodens Whitsun Wakes album
  9. its_jon

    its_jon Member

  10. gerry

    gerry Supporting Member

  11. CarrieTheDrummer

    CarrieTheDrummer New Member

    Thanks everyone (apart from 'Sonorous' :p) Ill have a look :)