Cornet solos

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by rebecca, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Can anyone suggest any nice cornet solos that don't sound naff without accompaniment? Also, which websites can I buy these solos from? Cheers Bex
  2. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Do you mean without ANY accompaniment ?
    To be honest apart from the Last Post I dont know of any, and I'm not being sarcastic.
  3. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Yes without accompaniment. I would have to agree about the last post. The thing is we are having a band solo competition but there is no accompaniment so I was just wondering what I could play.
  4. I don't know myself because I don't attend them, but I would say your best bet is to ask people who perform at slow melody contests regularly. They're usually unaccompanied so there are obviously pieces out there which work well without an accompaniment.

    For All Eternity is the only one that springs to mind. But I have no idea of composer/arranger.
  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  6. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Cheers for that! don't think i'll be able to play it mind but as you said good practise material! Wishful thinking for me though!
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - too modest! ;) ... there's tons of material on that site that's great for sight-reading and developing various styles of playing! And all for free!
  8. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    What about a variation from the arban? I do solo competitions but to be honest I wouldnt like to do it without accompaniment. A time for peace is nice. What about the Nightingale without the piano bars?
  9. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Have played A time for peace before but don't have the music and can't seem to get hold of it, any ideas where I could get it?
  10. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I have it here complete will piano part ready for my solo com!!!
  11. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Carnival of Venice is alright without accompianment, think that could sound good!
  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - Is the contest in free format with no restrictions or it is fixed, e.g., slow melody???
  13. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    Three Improvisations in a Japanese Garden by Philip Wilby has a backing CD.

    Phil Lawrence has a book out called Victorian Cornet or Victorian something and that also has a backing CD. It has La Belle Americaine, Che Gelida Manina and some other gems.

    Good luck.
  14. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    It isn't a fixed contest, nor is it really high profile but I just thought I'd make the effort for a change.
  15. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    It's a tad old hat, but how about the Nightingale?
  16. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Just remembered I have David Daws new American Solo album and that came with backing cd. Its my cd of the year - fantastic stuff.
  17. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    If its a slow melody contest then i would choose
    Demelza :Kirklees Music.
    Air Varie:Would have to be: La Belle American
  18. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Nice little piece but found all the grace notes a bit tricky.
    On topic-The nightingale is a good number as has been mentioned a few times but to be honest without even a piano most sound empty.
  19. Jimmy_2121

    Jimmy_2121 Member

    Does it have to be specifically written for cornet?
    There's plenty of music written for trumpet which were composed as unaccompanied solo items.
    A personal favourite of mine and something I regularly play on cornet, is Rachmaninov's Vocalise, a really effective flowing melodic work.
    Or if you were really out to impress, something like Malcolm Arnold's fantasy, although I would have thoughy it slightly less suited to cornet!!!
  20. tim

    tim Member

    HBB has just completed a new solo called "The Big Apple" its really good. PM him and he may be able to get you a copy.

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