Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by fhnpt, Dec 17, 2006.
I'm looking for a new solo and just wondered if anyone had any suggestions?
the water is wide is quite a good one,the eva casidy version???
When you say new, do you mean newly composed or new to you?
have you tryed evrgreen too????
A few our guys have done:
Over the Rainbow
On With the Motley (although they rejected it and made me play it)
I've always found "Over the Rainbow" popular with the audience although I personally prefer Demelza for a slow melody. If you're looking for a moderately technically demanding one, Gary Westwood (Leyland Band) has just done an excellent playable arrangement of La Napolitaine, if your really ambitious there's not many better (or challenging) than the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Sheona White's CD has these on it all of which sound pretty good (can't get near several of them myself but some are playable!)
1.The Piper o’ Dundee, Downie, 4.54
2. Bel Canto, Downie, 5.54
3. Rainforest from Windows of the World, Graham, 2.39
4. Prelude de Concert, Code, 4.49
5. Demelza, Nash, 5.10
6. Suil a Ruin from Cry of the Celts, Hardiman, 2.12
7. Capriccio Brillante, Bellstedt, 4.23
8. A Time for Peace, Graham, 3.51
9. Notturno, Strauss, 6.42
10. Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Mozart, 8.18
11. Concert Etude, Goedicke, 3.18
12. Over the Rainbow, Harburg, 4.08
13. Rhapsody for Eb Soprano Cornet, Eaves, 6.08
Tenor Horn Concerto - Ellerby (a lot of notes avbove the staff...)
Variations on a Welsh Theme - Kneale
Concertino - Wood
Concerto for Horn and Brassband - Gregson (originally for F horn)
Laudatio - Krol (solo)
Intrada - Ketting (solo)
Sonata - Golland (really fantastic)
Episode - Graham
September Fantasy - Ball
Rhapsody no. 1 for Eb Horn - John Golland
Masquerade - Philip Sparke
Cappricio - Sparke (originally for soprano cornet)
The four horn concerto's of Mozart
Horn concerto's of Richard Strauss
Sonata - Hindemith
I'm looking for a new one to me not newly composed or anything.
I've only ever played slow solos and quite fancy one abit more up tempo this time although evergreen would be a good one to play. Will try and get hold of those cd's to see if there are any i fancy. Plus its always nice to hear what its actually supposed to sound like!!!
well if you fancy an up tempo one why not silverthreads amoungst the gold????look for sheona white cd's or leslie howie ones you should get even mre ideas from there??
Get out the cheeese.. Higgyjig! :biggrin:
Bouncey, impressive, with a slow bit in the middle which is very pretty and still only 4 or 5 mins long! :biggrin:
I played it 15 years ago, not on BBb bass I hasten to add.
Gilbert Vinter's 'Hunter's Moon'?
My fave at the moment is probably Le Cor Vole (The Stolen Horn), bit hard to get hold of but a real cracker. 2/3rds is all little cadenzas and finishes with a pile of lip glisses (no i didnt mean lip gloss!)
Other than that, the Ellerby is great and Wood's just done a new Horn Concerto which is apparantly v good so will have to have a go at that too!
I'm pretty sure I've recommended tenor horn solos on tMP before but if you're looking for 'up tempo' specifically then I suggest these which are all with brass band accompaniment;
The Old Rustic Bridge; a classic 'theme and variation' solo from Erik Leidzen.
Csárdás; arranged for almost every conceivable instrument, this version was made by Steve York and recorded by Owen Farr.
Concertino for Horn; originally written by Weber for French horn, this arrangement is by Michael Kenyon.
- you could have added this as well (recorded by Sheona White with Enfield Citadel Band)
Episode For Horn (Peter Graham)
also has on same album 'Journey Into Freedom'...
The Depths Of His Love (James Curnow)
The Old Rustic Bridge (Erik Leidzen)
What about the lovely "Afton Water"? A traditional Scottish melody (based on Rabbie Burns words) and arranged for Melvyn Bathgate by Leigh Baker.
Apparently it's published by Prima Arts
A chance to show off your sensitive side and silky tone in an arrangement that has plenty of interest (starts with a baritone solo!)
Anyone know if there is an arrangement of Csardas for Tenor Horn with piano accompaniment? Thanks
- Tom Wyss has an arrangement for EEb Bass and piano, but using the original violin key signature (up a major second compared to the usual arrangements).
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