Cornet Solo's

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Sopha, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    Can Anyone Suggest Any Good Cornet Solo's Please Because I'm Trying to find a good one for a music festival! one thats quite challenging but a really nice piece!
  2. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Do you need it with piano or band accompaniment? Have a look at The Little Admiral on if you want something with piano. You will be able to view and listen to it if you download the Scorch plugin.
  3. no2taz

    no2taz Member

    cornet solos with band accomp

    Clear Skies
    Share My Yoke
    New Life
  4. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    Hejre Kati
  5. samandy

    samandy Member

    Cornet solos

    Hi there

    I can really recommend the following pieces

    - Trumpet in Church solo Album (Panis Angelicus is a lovely solo and sounds great with piano accompaniment, its also on the grade 5 syllabus).

    - You could also try Gramercy Solo Album or Soloists Campion

    - Music of Jim Parker - can't remember the exact title (included on Grade 6 syllabus)

    - Play Latin for Trumpet - Loads of good pieces, slightly more technical

    - Jazz Time For Trumpet - "I got ryhthm" is really good

    - Share My Yolk - (Again a beautiful slo melody)

    Good luck
  6. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Zelda - Percy Code
    Song and Dance - Philip Sparke
    Nessun Dorma - arr Howard Snell
    The Nightingale - H.Moss
    Debutante - Herbert L Clarke
    Showers of Gold - Herbert L Clarke
    La Mandolinata - Bellstead
    Soliliquay - Philip Sparke
  7. Matt Lawson

    Matt Lawson Member

    A Time for Peace - P. Graham.

    Lovely piece taken from the his test piece "Essence in Time".

    Gorgeous melody, I'm doing it in an exam in early 2007.
  8. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Fantastic piece of music, one of my favourite solos. Virtuosity is also a good solo, but has quite a big range if you go for the optional super f finish!
  9. My favourite if you want a really challenging piece with band is Napoli.
  10. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Jubilance by William Himes
  11. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    How about Charivari
  12. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    I like slow melodies, Rusulka would get my vote!!
  13. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Fantastic choice. Beautiful music :clap:
  14. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    The last piece i did when i was at Emley was Hailstorm, great if you have good triple tonguing. My other favourites are Napoli by Bellstedt and Kim by Allan Street.
    Slow melody wise you can;t go wrong with Rusalka.

    There's always the 15 million different variations of Carnival of Venice if you fancy showing off a bit.:p
  15. Adrian Horn

    Adrian Horn Member

    Another vote for Kim and/or Napoli here.
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Damare's Pandora or Cleopatra both are alltime classics in my opinion!

    post-edit:- mind you, I wouldn't mind hearing someone else except Allen Vizzutti attempt his own Carnival Of Venus!! (one of the best performances of a solo that still leaves me gobsmacked when listening to it!)
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2006
  17. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Get hold of The Soloist's Companion books, The Jim Shepherd collections, the Harry Mortimer Souvenir Album and any other collection of solos that you can find. They contain many of the standards that you will be asked to perform, including my favourite classic cornet solos; Kim, Rusalka and The Paragon.

    Do some listening and see if any solos scream "play me" at you. This is the way I have discovered many solos - by hearing them and thinking "yes, I want to play that" - the fun part is then tracking down the same version.

    The music is fairly easy to get hold of, if you want a nice personal challenge.
    I saw him play this piece live a couple of years ago - he handed out copies of the part beforehand so that we "could keep score":clap: - if I am being totally honest, he wasn't nearly 100% accurate, but he was still MUCH closer than anyone else in the room would have been.
  18. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen Member

    My Ideas:
    Aye O´ Waukin - Trad, arr. Adrian Drover
    Napoli - Herman Bellstedt, arr. G. Brand
    Whirlwind, the - Peter Graham
    Glorious Ventures - Peter Graham
    Andante For Cornet - Reinhold Glière, arr.James Curnow
    Chablis - Goff Richards
    Slavishe Fantasie - Carl Höhne
    Cornet Concerto - Denis Wright
  19. welsh_cornetto

    welsh_cornetto New Member

    My ideas:-
    Slavishe Fantasie - Carl Hohne
    Rustiques - Oskar Bohme
    Caprice - Bozza
    Concerto in E minor - Oskar Bohme
    Concert Etude - Goedicke
    Ballade ( Slow melody) - John Golland
  20. smiler_38

    smiler_38 Member

    Hi Sopha ,

    I second Ballade by John Golland. I have a solo cornet part I can give to Helen to pass on to you if you want.

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