Soprano Solos


Can anyone suggest a good soprano cornet solo?

(Not Queen of the Night Aria as I've already done that one.)


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:!: How long have you been around here?!

Did we ever try 'On with the Motley'? Failing that, I'm sure Frosty would adapt well...


James McFadyen

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I wrote a sop solo called 'Dreams are to be Without Motion', priced at £30.00

It's a cool rocker and those who have heard it love it. If you wish to buy it, pm me.


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Demelza, Hugh Nash (really nice, good for slow melody contests)
Jenny Jones, W Rimmer
Rhapsody for Eb soprano Cornet, Robert Eaves

Could you get away with tenor horn solos? if so try:
Variations on a welsh theme
capriccio brilliante


I can't remember who arranged the solo but "La Boheme"(Dodgy spelling?)is a fantastic sop solo which I think Roy Roe plays on the recording I have. Absolutely fantastic :!:

"Memories" is another.

"Lark in the clear air". Alan Wycherly performed this on Band of the year many moons ago and its another great solo.


La Califfa (sp?) is a good one, from Vitae Lux. You could try looking on recent YBS CD's, as Peter Roberts has done one on a lot of them.
Flowerdale from Hymn of the Highlands is nice, but the end hangs quite high, as you'd expect from something written for Peter Roberts!


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Try Bilitis (Lai/arr. Kerwin). Its apparently the theme from a french movie (thanks Mr Mute!) but one of our basses reckomns its from a porn film :shock: Very pretty tune.

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Soprano solo

PeterBale said:
There are two very good Salvation Army soprano solos:

High Fidelity (Norman Bearcroft) - on the ISB cd "Kingdom Triumphant"

A Higher Plane (Stephen Bulla)

Thanks, Peter.
I can also mention Tambourin (Gossec arr. Howard Davies) which is number 577 in our Festival Series.
(James Galway plays this piece on the flute a lot.)
Unfortunately, we still have stock of the whole of this particular journal (it was published in September 2002) so you would have to buy the whole set which is currently £62.50!


Try sending Kerwintootle a pm. Soprano player with Scotish Coop, British Solo champion and Spenymoor Solo prize winner.
You couldn't ask anyone better :wink:
Hi there,

I have played the following solos recently:
Ave Maria (Tolga Kashif arr. Simon Kerwin)
Let Me Try Again (arr.Simon Kerwin)
Bilitis (arr.Simon Kerwin)
Nun's Chorus (arr.Simon Kerwin)
Nessun Dorma (Puccin arr. Simon Kerwin)
Queen of the Night's Aria
Gethsemane (from Jesus Christ Superstar arr. Ray Farr, I played this at Spennymoor)
On with the Motley

Send me a pm and I can get details of the music to you and anything else you might want to know.



there is a Sop Solo published by SP&S called Little Lord Jesus. it is based around Away in a manger.

harder to play than first appears apparently ! ! !

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