New Solo Ideas

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ickle_fiona_cornet_face, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Hi!

    My conductor has asked me to start looking at fast cornet solos for band, however I have absolutely no idea what pieces are good or not.

    Anyone got anything they recommend?

    Thank you!
  2. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    Glorious Ventures(Peter Graham)
    Carnival of Vencie(Simon Kerwin arrangement)
  3. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    "Vencie" of course being the Scottish version of Venice!(sorry):oops:
  4. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    Whirlwind (Peter Graham )
  5. eanto

    eanto Member

    Our principal's been playing Hailstorm at recent concerts. It went down a 'storm' :redface: at St James' a couple of weeks ago. Very technical and fast, and that's just the accompaniment!!
  6. Ah fantastic! Thanks guys!
  7. Keep the ideas coming though!
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    William Himes' "Jubilance", which will challenge the band as well as the soloist ;)
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Try Bill Relton's Trumpetistics on sale here. Stephen Thornton used to play this brilliantly years ago with the Versatile Brass.
  10. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Was it an original brass piece you were looking for or just any solo?

    Pennine music have an arrangement for band and solo cornet of the Rondo from Weber's clarinet concerto no.1 I did for a friend. That's pretty fast and showy.

    The band version's not been recorded, but the original turns up on classic FM and radio 3 a fair bit in case you'd like to hear it.
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    By "fast" are you thinking something that's quick all the way through or a piece that's techincal?

    You could always try Phillip Sparke's excellent Song and Dance which is pretty quick, but also starts slowly so you can show off your lyrical side too!

    Or maybe Buster Strikes Back?

    Or just trawl the tried and trusted stuff - Napoli, La Belle Americaine, The Nightingale - there are loads and loads.
  12. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Good call. Always a winner. :clap:
  13. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Grap a trumpet and play Virtuosity!
    Nice top F (Space above 3rd ledger above Treble Clef) finish at the end!
  14. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Rather than a specific piece, can I suggest that you get hold of some solo CDs and see if any of them appeal to you?

    Everyone here is going to have their favourites, either from a player's point of view or an audience one - if you start listening to solos you can then start to work out which ones you might want to play.

    For me, you can't go far wrong with getting all of the Soloist's Companion books and getting to know the classics that are withinn those pages.
  15. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Especially "Carnaval" by Wynton Marsalis - sheer class!
  16. sheilawinter

    sheilawinter Member

    Sounds of the Hudson by
    Herbert Clarke
    is excellent
  17. sale

    sale Member

    TICO TICO! of course
  18. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Charivari! It's fast, then it's slow and it's very "latin-american" and fab to play. Audiences love it.