Christmas Solos for Cornet

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by strongbow, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. strongbow

    strongbow Member

    This has probably been posted before but I can't find the topic anywhere.

    :idea: Can anyone suggest cornet solo's with a Christmas theme, apart from Away in A Manger (Flug solo) my mind has gone blank and I can't think of any other ones.

    HELP :oops:
  2. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    o little town of bethlehem - on david daws' new solo cd...


    American Soloist Album No. 7 (Salvation Army publication) has about 11 Christmas cornet solos in, it comes with piano accompaniment. it costs about £15 - pm 'world of brass' or phone SP&S on 020 7367 6580...


    Ken Downie's 'What child is this? (greensleeves)'
  3. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    John Rutter's 'Candlelight Carol' (pb. Wright and Round) is lovely - not quite a cornet solo but with a bit of imagination it could become one...

    We've just recorded Mark Freeh's excellent arrangement of 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (Warner) as a cornet solo (it's for any Bb soloist) and its a great little swing number. Sop player may need steroids...but hey...

  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    There's also a cornet solo version of the Canadian "Huron Carol" in one of the SA American series, and an old air varie solo (its name escapes me at the moment) based on the tune "Did you hear the song which the angels sang . . ."

    Of course, if you feel like being really adventurous then Ray Bowes' "Rhapsody for Cornet and Band", written for Terry Camsey, is based around one of Terry's Christmas pieces.
  5. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    These are both in American Soloist Album No. 7 with piano accompaniment
  6. strongbow

    strongbow Member

    Any idea where I can buy this from?
  7. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Hi Janet

    My arrangement of A Winters Tale for cornet/flugel is available from Prima Arts.

    Pass our best wishes on to Jeff!!!

  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Who is He (arr. Richard Phillips) starts off, I believe, as a cornet solo, though it's not specificaly written as a solo item.

  9. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    I get most of our music from Banks in York, and they certainly keep most of the Warner catologue. Co-incidentally I'll be over there this afternoon so will check for you and report back...

    Greeetings from all at tHB!

  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    p.s. It's published by Rosehill
  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    And congratulations on your win at Malton!


    Edited: Keppler - fixed quote
  12. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member

    A winters tale!! bit cheesy but the grannies like it :lol:
  13. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Excellent! I didn't know there was a BB version of that. Do you know who arranged it? I did that last Christmas at an annual pop/rock gig the PRS organises every year. Our sax took the place of the oboe and me and my piccolo trumpet took the place of the flute section! (Sounds much better on flute......)

  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    See posting earlier by flashbarry - even tells you who the publisher is :shock:
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Eyes like a bat! :oops: Thank you Peter!

  16. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    I think there's an "O Holy Night" arrangement somewhere that should be quite nice (its for Bb instruments I think).
    I think my band might be getting it, so i'll ask for you if you'd like.