Cornet solo

imthemaddude

Active Member
I've just been asked to do my first ever solo with the band, I wasnt allowed when I was on principal and now I've been told I can do one, I don't know what to play. I've got a warm traditional cornet sound but my MD wants someting "fast, modern and rhythmic", unlucky really cos I cant count! I can play most things but the band, which is 4th section, needs to be able to play it too. Any suggestions?
 

nickjones

Active Member
Song and Dance - Philip Sparke is a brilliant solo..
I would try and get your Md to play to your strengths..so a Solo like Soliliquy - Philip Sparke would be another good choice for a solo.
Just and Idea..
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Dave Payn

Active Member
imthemaddude said:
I've just been asked to do my first ever solo with the band, I wasnt allowed when I was on principal and now I've been told I can do one, I don't know what to play. I've got a warm traditional cornet sound but my MD wants someting "fast, modern and rhythmic", unlucky really cos I cant count! I can play most things but the band, which is 4th section, needs to be able to play it too. Any suggestions?
For who's benefit is the solo, yours or your MD's? I agree with Nick. Try and convince your MD to play to your strengths and wait until you feel confident about playing the 'fast, modern and rhythmic' stuff
 

Wilson27

New Member
there's a cornet solo - recently released in a new publication from SP&S, called This is my Story. It is an upbeat, Latin American arrangement of the tune 'Blessed Assurance' - it suits a nice warm cornet sound, and even allows you to demonstrate a little bit of technique during the middle of the solo...for a first solo it may be best to chose something you can play well, without the added worry about getting through it (save that for your next solo !!). It's about 3 - 4 minutes long and audiences seem to like it....
World of Brass can probably help you out in terms of getting the music. If you want to hear the piece, it is on the David Daws solo CD, I hear the music, accompanied by Enfield citadel band.
 

Andy_Euph

Active Member
imthemaddude said:
my MD wants someting "fast, modern and rhythmic"
I find that really difficult to understand that my dad would actually tell you what to do...if he's said owt it'll have been a suggestion! :?
 

skweeky

Member
a nice easy solo for a warm traditional sound would be "share my yolk", i heard peter read play it recently and it certainly made my hairs on my neck stand on end.

"My love is like a red red rose" is nice aswel but that reaches a top Bb a few times, that might be no problem to you but i just thought i'd let you know :lol: :wink:
 

Kayleigh

Member
Throughout this Summer Season ive been playing Buster Strikes Back Alan Morrisson. Its a gd piece! It gets the old dears feet tapping! and its quite an easy arrangement for the band. If you want a solo copy for yourself send me a PM.
 

Nigel Hall

Supporting Member
If you like ragtime style solos we have Scott Joplin's "The Strenuous Life" arranged by myself. It's a good piece that's not too difficult but sounds harder than it is. I can send you a pdf file if you are interested.
 

Wonky_Baton

Active Member
Lynda I would suggest Serenade in Mambo. Easy band parts and def rythmic. Ray Cole played it for 63 years at the Police band so it cant be that bad. Pride Valley Brass even featured it on their CD and Jim Hayes used to play it quite a bit too. Sorted!!
 
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