gcse flugel solo

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by FlugelBetty, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. FlugelBetty

    FlugelBetty New Member

    does anyone know which peice i could play for my gcse music performance on my flugel?
    erm, im about grade 5ish standard and could do with one that doesnt need a full brass ensemble behind, erm maybe one with like a cd or sumthing?

    any help would be much appreciated :tup

    betty :rolleyes:
  2. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

    Our assistant principal flugel player did "Misty" and got an A* :)
    She did it with band accompaniment but I bet someone could knock up a piano part if necessary from the band parts. It's pretty and lyrical with a chance to show off a little bit at the end.
  3. FlugelBetty

    FlugelBetty New Member

    thanx!! will google it lol
  4. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Can I recommend you have a look at www.gramercymusic.com? Particularly the Gramercy Lyric Album, which are solos with piano, but for which band parts are also available.
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I looked into getting this done once from a solo that didn't have a piano part, because I wanted to play it in a solo contest. Unfortunately I discovered that copyright didn't allow this. There might be a piano version available though - worth checking it out.

    There are a lot of "standard" solos, and for GCSE standard I think you can pick a grade 5 piece, if that's any help, although if you can play something of higher standard there's no reason not to choose it!

    Share My Yoke is a solo I've always meant to buy, and I like Adrian Drover's arrangement of Marianne. You could also choose any cornet or trumpet solo that doesn't sound wrong on a flugel - anything lyrical or a bit jazzy would do, although something amazingly technical and/or fast would sound amazing if played well.
  6. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    The lowest recommended grade for AQA GCSE is about grade 4 (would get you a C) anything higher is a bonus!
  7. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

    Yes, you are quite right. So this is what you do... look at who owns the copyright on the music you have. Email or ring them and ask if you can do a piano arrangement for your own use, (not for publication) and say they can of course have a copy for their records. You will get one of the following responses:

    -yes, sure, no problem, go ahead.
    -yes, sure, but it'll cost you (maybe about £25 for a licence)
    -deathly silence (which amounts to the same as "no"!)

    I did this for a duet this summer and the publisher was perfectly happy for me to do it for nothing, provided I put the relevant copyright words on the bottom of the sheet. If you don't ask, you don't get!

    PS commissions for piano accompaniment writing now being taken! ;)
  8. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Nice one, I might take you up on that one day ;). Don't think I'll be entering any solo contests any time soon but it's something to remember if anything changes!