Soprano Solos

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by welshraz, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. welshraz

    welshraz Member

    Ok, I know that I am probably repeating a previous thread, but if any of you wonderful sopranos out there have any suggestions for good soprano solos, then please post 'em here. Any style, any composer, any anything!!

    Cheers! :D
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Queen of the Nights Aria - Mozart arr Sandy Smith
    Nessun dorma arr Simon Kerwin
  3. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    Personally, I don't think you can beat On with the Motley (arr. R Farr).
    The Intermezzo from rusty macarno (Cavalleria Rusticana) by Mascagni is a great one too.
    Kevin Crockford playin Queen of the Night's Aria is just fantastic!

    If you look on 'Legend' by Pete Roberts... you'll see most of the well known Sop solo's.
  4. Active Member

    High Fidelity (Norman Bearcroft) as recorded by Kevin Ashman with the ISB on The Kingdom Triumphant.
    The Higher Plane (Stephen Bulla) as recorded by Peter Roberts with Brass Band Buizingen on Ad Optimum.
    The Isle of Mull (Kenneth Downie) as recorded by Peter Roberts with YBS on Legend.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2005
  5. daveredhead

    daveredhead Member

    Sop solos

    Most of solos on Pete Roberts "Legends"CD Specially like to play Flowerdale,from hymn of the highlands He has done for us sop players what colgate has done for toothpaste We are seldom heard, Ok sometimes we are HE He He!!!!! There is a duet for either two sops or sop and cornet called Scherzophrenia by Frank Brice

    Sop 1st section midlands, (searching for sanity with Comedy)
  6. ScreamingSop

    ScreamingSop Member

    Oh theres loads, At the mo im playing Live and Let Die, arr Ray Farr, its a great solo, very showy but is tricky as well.
    Ones ive one in the past;
    Classic ones; Nessun Dorma (Kerwin) On with the Motley (Farr), Memory (Catherall)
    Bring him home is nice and simple and the old faviorates Solitare and summertime
    Theres loads out ther, most are slow melodys but theres always pieces like "Silver Threads", "Capriccio" or "Rhapsody for sop" Which are more technically challenging.
  7. balmore

    balmore New Member

    An interesting one, if you like double tounging, is the Concert study (Etude) arranged by R van der Velde (Kirklees Music/
  8. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    Gethsemane arr. Ray Farr available from musikverlagfrank

    The Closest Thing to Crazy Mike Batt available from musikverlagfrank

    Bilitis arr. Simon Kerwin

    Ave Maria by Tolga Kashif available from Kirklees Music

    La Belle Americaine arranged for sop available from musikverlagfrank

    Let Me Try Again arr. Simon Kerwin available from Kirklees Music

    Nun's Chorus arr. Simon Kerwin available from Kirklees Music

    Intermezzo from Carmen arr. Simon Kerwin available from Kirklees Music

    Have a listen to Brian Evan's CD (available from Kirklees) and I recorded some of this stuff above.
  9. ScreamingSop

    ScreamingSop Member

    quick question, is belle america the same air vaire as the Bb version but arranged for sop or is it different??
  10. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    It is exactly the same. Just have a look at the Bb Solo part. That is the same as looking at the Sop Solo part, so the band parts have been transposed. Which makes the 2nd variation quite difficult as you have to smack the top C's then down to bottom g's.
  11. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    Eeek! Sounds nasty ;-)
  12. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Kirklees Music have just rereleased the Brian Evans Solo album on CD there are some real crackers to play,and may i had they are well played to by him.
  13. gerry

    gerry Supporting Member

  14. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

  15. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    Also, there are a couple more duets out there...
    Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber) for Sop and Flug.
    Flower Duet (Delibes) for Sop and Bb Cornet.

    Demelza (Hugo Nash)is a nice and easy solo that can be played on the Sop.
    (I think Hugo Nash is a pseudonym of Goff Richards... or someone similar, not sure?)
  16. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    There's one on Peter Roberts' CD that sounds particually good, it's called Flowerdale. Not sure who wrote or published it though. Great Piece though.
  17. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Philip Sparke
    It's from the "Hymns of the Highlands" suite
  18. Pastit

    Pastit Member

    Who arranged 'Bring him home' and is it recorded anywhere?
  19. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    There are a couple of arrangements of "Bring him Home " for Soprano and Band

    1. Bill Connor ( former Granada TV composer in residence , now living a couple of miles from Beaumaris ) I think this recorded on a 1992 Black Dyke Recording called "Thats Entertainment"
    2. Keith Wilkinson published by Studio I think.
  20. daveredhead

    daveredhead Member

    Sop solos

    Band gave Comedy a miss last night and played some concert items for a poss CD. Played Trumpet Voluntary (John Bennett arr Elgar Howarth) Good showey sop solo, but will make cracking concert item, see Rosehill Music,

    Sop 1st sec Midlands

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