Bolero Baritone Solo

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by SammyT, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. SammyT

    SammyT Member

    I heard last night that there is a baritone solo of Bolero.
    Does anybody know what it is like/where I can get a copy from?
  2. HelterSkelter

    HelterSkelter Member

    Ravel's Bolero? As a solo???? Crikey! Doesn't that rather defeat the object of the piece? Always thought it was more an exercise in orchestration, which Ravel always does superbly. It just baffles me why anyone would want to make any sort of arrangement of this piece - and a lot of people evidently do. But strip away Ravel's orchestration, and there's very little else left. I've heard of (and played in) various ensemble arrangements, but have never come across a solo arrangement. It must be difficult to keep the interest and tension going for the full 17 minutes!
  3. Di B

    Di B Member

    You can only manage 2 mins yourself can't you Jeff? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  4. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    maybe someone said that theres a baritone solo in snells arrangement? ;) ;)
  5. HelterSkelter

    HelterSkelter Member

    Ah, that would make more sense! 8)

    Btw, Di, 2 minutes??? Only if I do it twice!! :roll:
  6. Di B

    Di B Member

    Lol! Of course you are on about your solo... the speed it went last night I am surprised you didn't set the xylophone alight (before it could run down the hill of course!!

    Di the innocent xx

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