Cornet Duets

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Farmer Giles, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    Hi all

    i am looking for a cornet duet the my cousin and i can play, but i can only think of playmates and ida and dot.

    your thoughts please.

  2. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Try the Two Imps by Kenneth Alford...

  3. lizi

    lizi Member

    "Two Of the Tops" bysomeone i cant remember the name of-shal have to get back to u on that one!
  4. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    Brand new arrangement hot off the press - Trumpet Fiesta arranged by Colin Randle - use either as standard duet or double duet. Review by Alan Morrison will be posted on the MMI Music website ( in the next couple of days.
  5. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    I remember playing The Two Imps as a xylophone duet - is this the same one?
  6. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Oh yes. You can hear Harrogate Band performing it (in it's xylo incarnation) tomorrow afternoon and evening at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate... PM me for tickets!

  7. What was the duet called which was played by Roger Webster and David Daws on the Epic Brass video?? Quite fun listening and watching at...
  8. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Wonderful Words (Wilfred Heaton)
    Published by SP&S
  9. Razor

    Razor Member

    The main duet they played was "Wonderful Words" by Wilf Heaton. This was the item that Roger decided to sing in!

    The second duet item was a version of Peter Graham's cornet solo "Glorious Ventures".
  10. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Two imps is good!!!

    Trumpet Fiesta has been out for donkey's yonks, as has it's "partner piece" (well in our library it is!) Trumpet's Wild.
  11. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    what about "the titlarks" or "always cheerful" or "something stupid" or "Mack and Mort" or "two Jolly Boys"

    Some are a bit dated but still ok
  12. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    It sure has - however as I put in my post this is a brand new arrangement!
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Peter Graham's "Quicksilver" is a good one, as is "Deliverance", although it's been around a long time now. There's also "To set the people free", which I think is Bruce Broughton.
  14. lilcornetgirl

    lilcornetgirl Member

    Something Stupid is a nice piece.
  15. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    I was just gonna suggest that! Played it at an entertainments contest yesterday (not me personally though!) and it seemed to go down well.
  16. Active Member

    Oops! We haven't got Wonderful Words on the website yet. I'd better try and rectify that.
    However, we do have Quicksilver which Peter Graham wrote when he was working in New York. The tune featured is 'Hand me down my silver trumpet' and there is a 'Kojak-like' interlude in the middle;

    There are plenty of other cornet duets in Salvation Army repertoire but you don't say what standard you and your cousin are. If you can give some more information, I can offer some more suggestions.
  17. drinkalot

    drinkalot Member

    I know him so well is a nice one but can't remeber who did it. Softly as I leave you works well with 2 cornets too.
  18. jambo

    jambo Member

    For a bit of light entertainment you could always do 'Ein Schnaps"

    Back to Something Stupid, instead of playing why not contact Hepworth for their singing version that Mr Bentham did for two Unlucky comedy victims in the band....Still Scarred! Also goes down well though! :oops: :roll:
  19. Active Member

    It's on the WoB site now;
  20. Great duet quiksilver, its on the British open 1996 cd, James Watson and Philip Smith playing it with dyke accompanying them. Another good SA duet is an oldy called Always Cheerful, I have an old knackered cassette taken from an even older knackered LP of James Williams and Derek Smith playing it!
    Also Lover of the Lord and Captain and Lieutenant are great fun too, slightly easier is In shining armouror a duet called Hosanna which is straight forward enough. Mentioning these brings back memories of a mis-spent youth where my father used to drill these into me on a saturday afternoon!!!! :) memories!
    I'm sure SPS or will have many of these available if not now, but in the very near future.

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