Solo suggestions

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Hot Lips, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Hot Lips

    Hot Lips Member

    Help!! Am struggling to pick a solo (with piano not band) for competition next month and the entry date is ever looming closer. Am a sop player and cant find anything suitable to play, either too high or needs loads of piano part transposing. Finding stuff for cornet was loads easier!!

    Anybody got any suggestions? Wont be going at this rate?
  2. Di

    Di Active Member

    What sort of a contest is it? Slow melody, air varie or any?
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Capriccio by Philip Sparke... fantastic Sop solo.
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

    Could try Rhapsody for Eb Soprano, Robert Eaves. Not to difficult, especially if rehearsal time with the piano is going to be limited.
  5. Active Member

    For a slow melody, you might like to consider The Isle of Mull by Kenneth Downie.

    You might also investigate the Gramercy Solo Album which is a collection of solos for any valved instrument by Peter Graham. The link is to the Eb version.

    There are also some soprano cornet solos in Eb Instrument Solos Album. For example, High Fidelity and The Queen of the Night's Aria.
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  7. Hot Lips

    Hot Lips Member

    Thanks, Air Varie type pieces, but want to do something a bit different to my usual Carnival of Venice! Thanks
  8. Hi Hot Lips

    For an Air Varie there's Iona, Jenny Jones or Silver threads Amongst the Gold.

    They're all horn or sop solos in the Air Varie tradition and not too taxing but can sound excellent if played well. I'm sure you'll be able find them with piano accompanyment fairly easily. I certainly have the first two if you can't...

    Hope this helps
  9. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    ....welsh theme... ;)
  10. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Alreet gal,

    Silver threads is a winner everytime. Will go down well with the brass traditionalists as well.

    What about queen of the night ;) lol
  11. skimbleshanks

    skimbleshanks Member

    I'll second Vickitorious on Variations on a Welsh Theme by Peter Kneale. Gorgeous 3rd variation that beats that concerto d'orange juice thingy (well IHO). Rhythmic finish, but ends on top B (too high?) with an alternative finish on a top G.

    Can anyone play Capriccio by Philip Sparke? I looked at it for Grade 7 horn, couldn't play it and went straight on to Grade 8 instead!

    Let us know how you get on...
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Capriccio is technically harder than variations on a welsh theme (in my opinion!)
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    The Debutante (Herbert Clarke) is a good showcase for a capable soprano player in my opinion!
  14. gaz

    gaz New Member

    anna Karenina was written for sop
  15. kiwisop

    kiwisop Account Suspended

    capriccio (phillip sparke) would be a good choice and isnt that difficult.Dont know about a piano part though

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