My Old Kentucky home

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by cookie101880, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. cookie101880

    cookie101880 Member


    A friend of mine is currently looking for the piano part for the cornet solo ' My Old Kentucky Home ' by W.Rimmer. If any one knows where there's a part available please could you P.M. me or post on this thread.

    Many Thanks.
  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Just Music have a piano copy arranged by J. Hartmann. Don't know whether it's compatible with the Rimmer arrangement though?

    I seem to remember this solo - along with many other 'famous' solos being printed in book form all with piano accompaniment. 'Hailstorm' and 'Pandora' were included if my memory serves me correctly.

    Edit: Pretty Jane and La Belle Americane were definitely included

  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I would be very surprised seeing Damare's Pandora being in that selection! (... different publisher, i.e., Molenaar N.V. Wormerveer Holland) ;)
  4. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Nope, they're not.

    I did a solo contest once as a kid....and Harry Mortimer turner up (and sat with my Dad which made it much worse! :eek: )....they hadn't specified which arrangement was to be played....and I'd prepared the wrong one and had to play unaccompanied....
  5. cat_oldham

    cat_oldham New Member

    Do you know how similar the arrangement is to the Rimmer, band version ... or is it very different ? ... THANKS:D
  6. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    It's a quite a bit.....and the solos are of different difficulties as well ;)
  7. CubbRep

    CubbRep Member

    I have seen a copy of The Soloists Companion.My Old Kentucky Home is in there,along with many old famous solo's and duets.If you can still get a copy or if it is still in print.
    I remember having 1 many years ago,but cannot remember where it is.(Probably in the loft at my parents house)And I've been left home nearly 40 years.Joined the Army.
    If I can suggest,have a look on e-bay or Amazon.You might get lucky.
  8. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    W&R reprinted it a few years ago - there are probably a few still knocking around...

    AFAIK there never was a piano part for the Rimmer version though.
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - says who? :rolleyes:
  10. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    I haven't looked for 20 years though ;)

    [& I was referring to an original part, rather than one that's been generated]
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - and I only used the Hartmann :cool:
  12. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    I did that solo contest when I was about 12 or 13....I was a couple of months behind on the Hartmann...IMO it's significantly harder (whatever that means!).
  13. cat_oldham

    cat_oldham New Member

    Thanks to all of you for your help ... I have ordered the music from Sarnia Music.:D :D

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