Slow melody solos

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BrotherBone, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. BrotherBone

    BrotherBone Member

    Can anyone suggest any pieces worth me listening to for inspiration?
    Im writing a Tenor Horn Solo, the intention being it will be premiered at a high profile concert in aid of charity. I'm after more examples of melodies such as Demelza, Lark in the Clear Air, The Holy Well, Rainforest from WotW, and A Letter Home....

    Cheers guys!:clap:

    Oh ... and ps does anyone know any jobs going in Nottingham area... pm me plz lol!!
  2. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    My personal favourite..a time to get pisd...em I mean A Time for Peace by Peter Graham!
  3. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    How about Michel Legrand's "The summer knows"?
  4. BrotherBone

    BrotherBone Member

    You!!! Where've you been madame!! get your butt to band! (haha i was playing tenor horn last practice :clap: actually better than trom which is worrying :rolleyes:)

  5. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Jim Shepherd playing 'The Water Mill' has always been my favourite.
  6. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    I love that one ! :clap:

    How about:

    My Love is like a Red Red Rose trad arr. Gordon Langford

    Passing By Purcell arr Philip Sparke

    Let Me Try Again Caravelli arr. Simon Kerwin

    Dimitri Rodney Newton

    The Way We Were Hamlisch arr. Darrol Barry
  7. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Macushla. lush!
  8. b ross

    b ross Member

    sometimes I feel like a motherless child
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Rutland Water (Malcolm Bennett)
  10. steve_r

    steve_r Member

    Georgia on my mind with loads of bendy notes a la higgiinbottom
  11. LilMissFlugel

    LilMissFlugel Member

    i luv georgia i played it 4 my seatin audition at ncbb :D
  12. BrotherBone

    BrotherBone Member

    Alan Morrissons arr of Somewhere over the rainbow... forgot bout that one ;)
    Thanks for these suggestions guys...
  13. Steve Marcus

    Steve Marcus Member

    Rusalka's Song to the Moon--Dvorak
  14. MickM

    MickM Member

    I agree brassneck, beautiful piece.

    Perhaps you could help me with another?.............Kevin Dye, i think played "Dreaming"???....arr. Snell?.... at Granada Band of the Year?...... never heard it since! Maybe i was dreaming :-?
  15. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    So do I, but don't be sad :wink:
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - Only thing I could link up Kevin Dye (Desford) and the Granada contest was in 1984 when he was the winning soloist with 'Nessun Dorma' (Puccini arr. Snell).
  17. MickM

    MickM Member

    May not have been Granada, possibly Spennymoor early 80's but it was definately Kevin Dye playing 'Dreaming' and it was a fantastic performance!
    It's a very simple but beautiful tune (i actually use it as part of my warm up routine)

    Any of you arrangers out there fancy putting pen to paper? ;)
  18. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    As a tenor horn slow melody I really like One Day in your life......class.:tup
  19. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Right then, does anyone know who arranged this and published it? Is it available with Piano accomp and where can i get hold of it?!
  20. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    There's an arrangement by Alan Fernie (it's a cornet solo with band accomp). There's also an arrangement by Charleson, again it's a cornet solo with band accompaniment. I can get both of those for you. Don't know of an arrangement with piano accompaniment, but if you can can find out who publishes one, then I can get it for you ;)

    EDIT: The Charleston arrangement is available with piano accompaniment. :)
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2006

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