Solo cornet and piano music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by imthemaddude, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Other than Just Music, where can I buy Cornet solo's with piano because they don't have some of the pieces I am trying to find.
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe if you listed what it is you are looking for people might be able to point you in the right direction.
  3. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Wright and Round
  4. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Do you guys buy ALL your music straight from the publisher??????

    Surely there's someone around with a BUSINESS who stocks and sells multiple publishing names.
  5. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    i dont know about everyone else but i tend to just buy straight from the publisher. i have a music shop right around the xcorner from me but they only sell grade pieces up to grade 6 which is great when you first start but i cant find a shop now that sells pieces above grade 6 standard even 5 sometimes so i find its just easier buying from the publisher! :)
  6. Active Member

    It obviously depends on what you are trying to find but we stock some solo albums which you probably don't have.

    Recently received into stock in The Philip Smith Signature Series is
    Solos for Bb Trumpet or Cornet with piano accompaniment.
    This publication also includes a piano accompaniment CD for rehearsal and performance purposes.
    Here's the link;

    We also have a cornet solos album on the website which has a good variety of 'slow melody' solos and other, more demanding solos like Trumpet Call and Victorious.
    Here's the link to this one;

    I hope this helps.
  7. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Right the absolute BEST place to buy ANY brass and wind solos with Piano accompaniment is June Emerson Wind suppliers.
    They have a massive and i mean MASSIVE range of pieces for all brass instruments at very respectable prices. Much cheaper than going straight to the publishers.
    They deliver first class and if you order generally before 2 o clock it will be on your doorstep the very next morning.

    I have bought loads of cornet music from them. If they havent got something in stock you want then you can order it from them and they will find it elsewhere.

    Here is the link... :D

  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I get the majority of my brass stuff from Australia's Brass Music Specialists in Brisbane. The proprietor, Greg Aitken, knows what players are usually playing or wanting to play, and has a lot of things in stock. If he doesn't have it in stock, he'll get it for you. The longest I've ever seen him take to find something was 2 weeks, and in the meantime, as it was the Bb bass test piece, he got me a photocopy from a tuba lecturer in Iowa, or Indiana in the US....

    I naturally presumed that with brass banding such an important factor in your heritaage, there'd be 50 gazillion stores like his over there. I mean, if you find it easier to go through the publisher, go for it. I just feel if you stick with a specialist, he gets to know you, and therefore the service becomes a little more personal. If I am ever stuck for ideas for solos, Greg knows where I am musically and knows what's easy, what's a challenge and what's suicide for me, as well as a bunch of other players. He sold me my tuba, and naturally knows exactly what I need when I need new spring dampeners or valve guides.

    If I went through the local music shop, the idiot would have no idea what the valve guides were, he'd be sending me dodgy music, I'd be waiting forever, and it would always need to be ordered, as there's be no demand to stock anything like that. Admittedly, I go through him for my woodwind stuff....
  9. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    I'll endorse that. I've been a customer of June Emersons for over 20 years and received top quality service throughout that time.
    They have a separate brass catalogue which is very useful as a reference.
    I believe a new catalogue is due out in the spring.
  10. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I'm looking in particular for: Clear Skies and AYE WAUKIN' O thanks for your advice everyone :)
  11. Morghoven

    Morghoven Member

    Clear Skies was published with piano accompaniment in an SA cornet solos book some while back - the same book also contains Life's Pageant and Wondrous Day, among others, so good value for money! Maybe World of Brass can give you some more details...?

  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I would think that the album with "Clear Skies" in is out of print, and I haven't seen any copies around at SP&S for a long time, although they may have an odd copy tucked away. I may even have a spare copy myself, and I'll have a look tonight if I remember.
  13. Active Member

    Clear Skies

    Clear Skies was originally published in Instrumental Solo Album No.29.
    This album is now out of print but, because it is our copyright, we can supply a top quality photocopy of the solo itself or the whole album if you prefer.
    Clear Skies on its' own would be £5, the album as a whole would be £8.
    Give our Mail Order people a call and they'll be happy to help you.
  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Clear Skies

    For anyone who's interested, the full contents of Instrumental Solo Album No 29 are as follows:

    Clear Skies . . . . Eric Ball
    Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals . . . . Ray Steadman-Allen
    Life's Pageant . . . Terry Camsey
    Wondrous Day . . . Erik Leidzen
    The Pathway . . . . Philip Catelinet
    Heavenly Gales . . . B. T. Langworthy
    Someone Cares . . . Larsson/ Ray Steadman-Allen
    David of the White Rock . . . Trad/ Ray Bowes

    If some of these works are unfamiliar to you, you will find that David Daws plays "Wondrous Day" on "The sound of David Daws", and Roger Webster recorded "Someone Cares" on his cd "Twilight Dreams".

    For someone looking for a lyrical solo, I would commend Terry Camsey's "Life's Pageant". As I understand it, he based it on Percy Code's "Zelda", that he played frequently with the Irish Guards Band, but which at that time was not available for use within the Salvation Army. He recorded it with the ISB on their lp "Sounds Triumphant", and David Daws played it on "I hear the music", but it seems to be one of those solos that is often overlooked.
  15. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Whilst on the subject of "Clear Skies", does anyone know if the "original", extended (and much more difficult!) version that David Daws recorded with the ISB on "Partita" (I think) was ever published?

  16. Active Member

    Never published, Gareth.
    I understand that the original score and parts were 'lost' and when David Daws wanted to perform it, someone had to transcribe it all from an old LP (or 78!).

    Great to have you on tMP, by the way.
  17. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member


    I always thought that was a bit of a choker. I mean, for years many of us thought of "Clear Skies" as something of a benchmark piece; you practised it for ages, and when you could play it you were entitled to feel that you were finally getting somewhere. Then along comes Mr. Daws and says (sort-of) "Sorry, guys; that's only the simplified version. This is how it should go...........")

    That's life, I suppose.

    No chance of getting hold of an "authorised" copy of the solo part at least.......?