Baritone solo's

livyarker

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My dad has been trying to get hold of the Baritone solo in cry of the celts without having to buy the whole set. Any idea if you can buy it seperate? or are there any other good Baritone solo's out there?

Liv
 

dyl

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No wonder he's struggling - I don't think there is a baritone solo in Cry Of The Celts is there?!!
 

livyarker

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perhaps not it was sugessted to him by someone.just trying to find a solo for him anyway......oh and i have noticed that i've missed off the e on baritone!!... :roll:
 

Darth_Tuba

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Might have meant the baritone solo on the CD of Cry of the Celts by YBS. It's not part of the actual Cry of the Celts set though. Called "Wee Cooper o' Fife" or something like that! :roll:
 

livyarker

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Just spoke to him apparently he has found the baritone solo but would like to get a copy of lament which is for euphs!

anyone know of any other good baritone solos tho?
 

drummerboy

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There's a Philip Sparke piece called Fantasy for Baritone or something like that, which is nice but very hard!
Don't play Carikfergus - as it's boring!
There are some others around if you're prepared to look (sorry - can't think now, gig tonight was long and wet and horrible (and outside!))
 

Dave Euph

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drummerboy said:
There's a Philip Sparke piece called Fantasy for Baritone or something like that, which is nice but very hard!
It's good fun, I've tried playing it on my euph (which is probably a bit of blasphemy :roll:) and I enjoyed it.
 

Andy_Euph

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Dave Euph said:
drummerboy said:
There's a Philip Sparke piece called Fantasy for Baritone or something like that, which is nice but very hard!
It's good fun, I've tried playing it on my euph (which is probably a bit of blasphemy :roll:) and I enjoyed it.
Yup it is blasphemy, mind you respect to baritone players, if you've got a good one sat next to you your confidence skyrockets. Also very nice if your lucky to have a loverly lady one solo bari :p ...unfortunately tho this aint the case in my band :!:
 

Andy_Euph

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Aw poo! Forgot to put on the reason for posting in the first place!

I take it this Fantasy is different to the well butchered one for euph :?:
 
Andy_Euph said:
I take it this Fantasy is different to the well butchered one for euph :?:
I expect you mean Rhapsody for Bb Baritone which appears on the ABRSM Grade 8 list.

Other Baritone solos I have come across are:

Southern Cross - Roy Newsome
Rutland Water - Bennett
Let Me Try Again - Frank Sinatra's follow up to My Way

Janet
 

Humphrey

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drummerboy said:
I seem to remember the Rhapsody being quite hard too. :?
Even harder when it was called "Concertino for Tuba and Band". :shock:

Carol Crompton premiered a new baritone solo last night at Morley. It was called Scherzo for Solo Baritone and was by Iain Rayner. I checked with Carol and it's available from Prima Arts publishing. Good piece to listen to and sounded like fun to play too. :)
 

Owen

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"I Know Why" arranged be Leigh Baker is very good. Rutland Water works well, but the horn section will not thank you for it!
 

brasscrest

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You can also use older euph solos that were written before fourth valves became standard equipment. The biggest issue is the low register, which can be a problem on bari (depending on the skill of the player, of course). For example, "The Song of the Brother", an old SA standard by Erik Leidzen, doesn't go into fourth-valve required territory, and the only really low stuff is in a cadenza, which is ad-lib anyway, so modifying it a bit isn't such a horrible thing. There are many solos of this vintage that are suitable for use on a baritone. Just check the range - even a four-valve baritone doesn't sound too good too far below the staff.
 
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