You only have had a couple of months of lessons and already you are to play a solo at your band's annual gala concert. in a big concerthall, on a huge platform and in front of people from your own town or village. Now there's something ! This circumstance inspired Jerry Bensman into writing your very first solo piece with band accompaniment. The solo part may be played by various instruments and was kept very simple indeed. Parts are available in various transpositions and keys.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
The one-act opera Suor Angelica is set in the cloisters of an Italian convent at the end of the seventeenth century. Of noble birth, Angelica has been a nun for seven years, forced there by her family as punishment for an unknown sin. When her aunt visits her, she tells Angelica that her child had died. This terrible news becomes the reason for her only aria, Senza Mamma, a heart-wrenching song of restraint and dignity to her little 'angel in heaven' (Angelo del Cielo). The set contains solo parts, for soprano voice, cello and a duet for soprano and cello. There is also an optional solo part for trombone or euphonium
This jazz-inflected clarinet solo was inspired by the playing of the great clarinettist, Eddie Daniels. The title is taken from the preponderance of chalumeau notes in the main theme, although the solo part covers most of the clarinet range at some time during the work. (Soloist Grade 4, Band Grade 4) Performance time 4'20"
Originally composed by Austin Wintory for the video game Journey, for solo voice with accompaniment, this arrangement also permits the solo to be performed by trumpet, or alto saxophone. Duration: 4:15
A gentle and reflective cornet solo written for a cornet "legend". There are no great technical demands in the solo, but musically it will demonstrate the soloist's control and ability to shape phrases. Soloist Grade 4, Band Grade 3. Duration: 3:34
LET IT GO (from Frozen) (Vocal or Flexible Instrumental Solo with Intermediate Concert Band) - Murtha, Paul
Designed as a flexible solo feature with band (use a vocalist or instrumental soloist) this marvelous arrangement of the signature hit song from Disney's Frozen is a great way to add variety to any concert. Great for alto sax, flute, clarinet or trumpet solo!
Commissioned by Kenneth Bell, principal flute of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, this delightful work is challenging but approachable and the perfect vehicle for your star flautist! (Grade 5) Performance time 13'31". "Good flautists will find this a good piece to add to their repertoires, as it presents different challenges to the standard solo fare. The solo line is particularly well set against the band as it rarely travels to the lower register of the flute. The work opens with an extended section of lyricism followed by skittish dance. The central ''andante con moto'' is particularly delicate before the final section heads off and ends in a thoroughly unexpected conclusion!" Winds Magazine (Recorded on QPRM129D VENETIAN SPELLS, Central Band of the Royal Air Force)
This work marks yet another addition to Otto M. Schwarz's catalogue of solo repertoire and will be especially welcome due to the rarity of solos for flugel horn! Groovy accents create an exciting contrast to the more flowing musical elements. Simple improvisations complement the piece, which contains a catchy tune that will stay with anyone who plays or listens to the work.The solo part is also available in an edition with piano accompaniment (1961-13-401 M).Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Composed for woodwind artist Gary Foster, the "Suite for Solo Flute, Clarinet and Alto Sax" is a perfect concert showpiece for the multiple woodwind instrumentalist. The opening allegro features flute, demonstrating both technical prowess as well as a jazz-influenced lyrical theme. A return to the allegro is followed by a cadenza, then a switch to clarinet for a haunting and beautiful Lento, and a showy waltz. Concluding on alto saxophone, the soloist again demonstrates great technique as well a lyrical playing. A demanding but extraordinarily effective solo work!Estimated delivery 10-12 days
A light and tuneful solo for Euphonium, Baritone, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone, or Trombone.