Trombone solos with band

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by umchacha56k, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. umchacha56k

    umchacha56k Member

    anyone reccomend some good ones ?

    Thanks in advance:)
  2. 08cbinns

    08cbinns Member

    Heres a gooden, Blessed Assurance goes down a treat.
  3. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Bluejohn Peter Kneale
    Over The Rainbow
  4. alangiff3

    alangiff3 Member

    Nessun Dorma is a nice one, very popular with audiences
  5. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    Londonderry Air, a swingy arrangement.

    I can't remember who by but we did it at a concert and it's a brilliant arrangement.
  6. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    It's also a lot harder than it looks and gets very well massacred ;)
  7. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    Matt is playing "Thoughts of Love" at the moment with our band.
  8. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Depends what you're after to be honest.

    Arr. John Iveson. Brilliant arrangment. It's my current favourite slow solo.

    I'm a bit of a nutter when it comes to solos, glutton for punishment I am.
    Just pulled out a tenor horn solo to be played on tenor trom.
  9. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    There are the golden oldies, such as The Acrobat and The Joker. Gordon Langford's Rhapsody for Trombone is always a good one. You dont hear that being played very often these days.
  10. rgdunning

    rgdunning Member

    Trom Solo's

    Blessed Assurance is a good one but its quite high up to top D (Treble Cleff). Good ones that i've played are Winning Spurt, The Acrobat (of course) My favourite is Londonderry Air by John Iveson, Blue John is a good blues/swing number but you'll need a good band under ya to get the accompianment right, Concert Variations, Sweet Nightingale, Georgia on my Mind & The Lazy Trumpeter (if ya can nick em off the cornet section) Leaning on a Lamp-Post is cheeky number, The Joker (bit too cheesey like the Acrobat) and last one thats in my practise pad Myfanwy (if ya can nick it off the Euph players)
    Just pick one that suits you and the band and make it your own!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep Smilin :p
  11. Active Member

    What sort of solo are you looking for or do you want some recommendations across the board?
  12. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    It's not that difficult. There are few grey areas (or should i say the colour of the sky more regularly) but apart from that, it's moderately easy. The hardest bit is counting the rests in between notes in the bar, rhythms are awkward near the end.

    Langfords's Rhapsody is a very nice one.
  13. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    oh yes - if you play Londonderry Air you need a back row who can play off beats :mad:
  14. umchacha56k

    umchacha56k Member

    hey thanks for all the contrinutions so far, am just asking across the board really. I have had a blow through londonderry and concert variations and everytime we say good bye just seeing what else is out there and what people think. Then il have a look for one or two.
  15. grausue

    grausue Member

    Chris, if you start on the horn section your new love affaire will be curtailed.
  16. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    love affair????

    have I missed something??

    ugghhhh my head - whose idea was it to drink Stella last night :mad: :mad:

    anyway back on topic, I heard one of the worst bass trombone solos ever - Wandering Star I would leave that one WELL alone.
  17. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Who played it?
  18. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Concert Piece - Guilmant arr. Ray Steadman-Allen: shows off slow, fast, major, minor, high, low, plenty to do for the band.
  19. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    a bloke at one of my local bands.
  20. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Otherwise known as Morceau Symphonique.

    Cracking piece of music, but doesn't really suit small concerts.

    And you need to be able to lip trill from E to G at the end ;)

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