Not-too-difficult cornet solos

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  1. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

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    I've accidently found myself playing principal cornet with a 4th section brass band... don't quite know how that happened!

    The MD wants me to get some cornet solos in my repertoire. At the moment I'm practising Apres Un Reve (Faure arr. Snell).

    Does anyone have any suggestions for any good cornet solos?
     
  2. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

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    share my yolk, I hear you calling me, pavane. They have easy band parts to go with them. For Christmas there is a lovely Away in a manger too.
     
  3. craigyboy1

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    Shepherd song, The Lost Chord, Because, A time for peace.

    I suppose it depends what you feel comfortable playing?
    Choose a solo you are confident you can play and that confidence will shine through in the performance.

    Do you prefer slow melodies or an air and variations style solo?
     
  4. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

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    By the time I get to phoenix, wild mountain thyme, how great thou art, buster strikes back, Ben
     
  5. Alan Fernie

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    A few of mine; I don't really do "hard" music, so these are all more than playable.

    Pub. by Obrasso;

    Carrickfergus (Irish Air)
    Craiglea (easy pop original)
    Canto (based on the slow movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto)
    Only Love
    Sometimes I Fell Like a Motherless Child
    Superstar (Carpenters)
    You Raise Me Up (easier than Andy Duncan's version)
    Cavatine from the "Pearlfishers" (Bizet)
    Lauretta's Aria from "Gianni Schichi" (Puccini)
    Violetta's Aria (Verdi)
    Rocking Carol (Christmas song)

    Pub. by Chandos;

    I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
    To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)

    Pub. by Prima Arts;

    Pie Jesu (from Requiem) Faure

    Pub. by Kirklees;

    Maid of the Moor - when they asked Goff Richards to rescore his "Demelza" for Bb cornet, he asked me to do it, and it appears under the above title.
     
  6. flashbarry

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    Hi, here are a few of mine as well:

    Elegy - Studio Music
    I Will Always Love You - Wright and Round
    Make Believe - Studio Music
    Sonnett 18 - Wright and Round
    Winter - Prima Arts
    Winter's Tale, A - Prima Arts

    If you would like any other information give me a shout!!
     
  7. Morghoven

    Morghoven Member

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    ...or even "yoke". It's not a song about eggs!!
     
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    . . . sounds like a case of child-neglect to me :eek:

    Better to try: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child ;)
     
  9. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    hello mr barry
    we have been playing your Divertimento for brass recently. Enjoying it and especially love the second movement. Do you mind me asking how you came to write it and is there a particular story behind it?
     
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