Cornet Duets

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by brassybabe, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    Hi everyone

    I am really keen doing a duet with our principle cornet, however all duets i have come accross have been cheesy as hell.
    I want something that is showy offy but nothing like Ida & Dot.
    Is there anything out there?
    All suggestions welcome! :D
  2. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    If you find one let me know!
  3. supersop_1

    supersop_1 Account Suspended

    Gilbert vinter did one called concerto classico(or something like that)Besses have that in their library as well elaine
  4. supersop_1

    supersop_1 Account Suspended

    What about the one alex owen wrote for the band? thats quite good i think
  5. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    You really should be playing "Besses o' th' Barn" you know - I know you said you don't want cheesy, but it is one of the typical triple-tonguing fests written especially for the Band ;)
  6. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Did he write one? Can't remember who wrote the one I mentioned above - but I didn't think it was him.

    The only duet I can remember is Duo Concertante, which is for Cornet and Euphonium (and is strange as it's an Air Varie duet on a tune by some bloke called S Faville) - that's good.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Depending on how technical you want to get, you could always try Peter Graham's "Quicksilver", Wilfred Heaton's "Wonderful Words" or Bruce Broughton's "To set the people free".
  8. Active Member

    Excellent suggestions, Peter, to which I'll add "Happy in the Fight" (Ray Steadman-Allen) and "Deliverance" (Catelinet).
  9. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    I played that for a few months with Jannine, the solo parts arent too bad but the band parts are a bit pants. want something new to play anyway. thanks though.
  10. HSB

    HSB Member

    You probably mean Concertino Classico by Horowitz. That's a good one, if you don't want to do the lot (or don't have time in the programme) you have three really good movements to pick from.
  11. alks

    alks Member

    What about the cornet duet "Two Comrades" its a march i believe ........perhaps not what you were looking for?

  12. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    what about "Always Cheerful", always a winner:clap: !
  13. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Why didn't you say!! :lol: I'll write you and Tim a piece ;-) :biggrin:
  14. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    mate thats fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    I will talk to u about it then, im just bored of all the same stuff.

    Im all excited, nobody has written me a piece before :D
  15. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    speaking of duets, how about trios........... does anyone know where I can get hold of a copy of 3 jolly sailormen? I think its out of print :(
  16. alks

    alks Member

    Arrh yes that was played on "listen to the band" a few weeks back, i thought we could do it at our band .....but if its out of print ...???? it would make a change to "Buglers holiday".......

  17. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Just Music have still got it listed.
  18. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    I think there is one called
    MACK&MORT this was wrote for
    Jack Macintosh &Harry Mortimer
  19. daveredhead

    daveredhead Member

    Hi being a sop player dont know many duets for Bb, but there are two old ones I know of, (I mean really old) Forest Warbler by W Rimmer and Playmates by J A Greenwood, which may have been mentioned before, good luck in your search, And the poss honour of having a piece specially written!!!, steps back in amazement:cool:
  20. NAS

    NAS Member

    Quick Silver and Deliverance... Definately:-D Both very classy:-D