Easy solos with band

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Despot, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Despot

    Despot Member

    At our Xmas concert, we had one of our young youth band members play solo "Lullaby (Away in a Manger)" by Eric Banks. Needless to say having a little cherub up playing in front of the band went down a storm! But also very good experiance for her.

    Can anyone suggest any other easy, easyish solos that might suit younger - Christmas or otherwise?
  2. musicwhizz

    musicwhizz New Member

    Annie's Song was the first solo i did with band on cornet, it is a really nice solo but quite easy as well.
  3. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    To a wild Rose, Bless this house, the sunshine of your smile or easy (old ) version of Londonderry air;)
  4. musicwhizz

    musicwhizz New Member

    Another nice one and fairly easy is The Lost Chord :)
  5. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    Take a look at One Starlit Night by Frank Hughes on our website, listen to the score with Sibelius scorch and you can also download the pdf of the solo part - www.mmi-music.co.uk
  6. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    The Holy City is a good one
  7. marksmith

    marksmith Active Member

    There are quite a lot of band arrangements from the 60s, 70s and 80s, that are suitable for 'easy play' now.
    'Watching the Wheat', 'Blow the wind southerly', 'Jeanie with the light brown hair', to name just three.
    I note with interest that the age of a piece does not seem to be so contentious for solos, like it appears to be for Regionals or Finals contests!
  8. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Well-Known Member