Issue: October-December 2011
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An ABC Masters Candidate Special Presentation
Soloing With the Band PDF Library – Simple Melody Solos
by Paul Rataczak

Soloing with the BandMusic PDF Library – Simple Melody Solos

Always Me – Cornet Solo
Concert Key: Ab        Meter: 3/4            Difficulty: Easy      
Solo Range: D below staff to topline F
Comments: Lovely moderate ‘valse’ type melody, very playable park band style. Long tones in ‘B’ section for most parts. Small band scoring. Db ‘Flute’ part only, use piccolo or transpose half-step up.

Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere – Cornet and Baritone TC solo
Concert Key: Ab        Meter: 6/8            Difficulty: Easy
Solo Range: Cornet – Bottom space F to top line F; Baritone TC bottom space F to first ledger line Ab
Comments: First half of piece is Cornet solo, second half is Baritone TC solo. Cues for Baritone TC solo are in solo Cornet part so piece can be played as Cornet solo only. Lyrical solos. Andante – in six beats per measure. No French horn parts, transpose Eb Horn parts up a whole step.

Beneath Thy Window – Cornet, Trombone or Baritone BC solo
Concert Key: F          Meter: 2/4            Difficulty: Easy
Solo Range: Cornet – D below staff to G above; Tbn/Btn BC second space C to F above staff
Comments: Make the Italian part of your community happy! Famous Neapolitan song, also known as ‘O Sole Mio”. Nice large print notation parts. Forty measure repeated phrase. Solo could be shared on repeat – Cornet first time, Baritone second time.

Evening Shadows, Serenade – Eb Horn, Alto Saxophone or Mellophone solo
Concert Key: Eb        Meter: 4/4            Difficulty: Moderate
Solo Range: Bottom line E to G above staff
Comments: Andantino. Lots of triplets in solo and lead parts. No French horn parts, transpose Eb Horn parts up a whole step. Has Reduced/Piano Score. Approximate performance time 3:40.

Great Beyond, The – Cornet solo
Concert Key: Bb        Meter: 4/4, 3/4     Difficulty: Easy
Solo Range: D below staff to top line F
Comments: Meter changes four times from beginning 4/4 to 3/4, ending in 4/4. Small band scoring.

In The Eternal City – Cornet solo
Concert Key: Bb        Meter: 4/4, 12/8     Difficulty: Moderate
Solo Range: D below staff to C above (ends with high A, B, C; octave down available)
Comments: Meter changes three time from beginning 4/4 to 12/8. Adagio. Contemplative, inspirational piece. Small band scoring. Db Piccolo to double Ab. First Clarinet to E above staff.

Roses Of Picardy – Cornet, Trombone or Baritone solo
Concert Key: Db       Meter: 4/4            Difficulty: Easy
Solo Range: Cornet – Second line G to optional Bb above staff; Tbn/Btn to optional Ab above staff
Comments: ‘Brightly – Almost 2 beats in a bar’ for first half of solo then Slowly for second half of solo. Repeat is to Slowly section – not clear in many parts.

Somewhere A Voice Is Calling – Vocal, Cornet, Trombone/Baritone solo
Concert Key: F          Meter: 4/4            Difficulty: Easy
Solo Range: Cornet – First line E to G above staff; Tbn/Btn – Third line D to F above staff; Vocal – D below staff to top line F
Comments: Very short 16 bar solo with repeat. Vocal lyrics included. “Quartette for 1st and 2nd Cornets and 1st and 2nd Trombones. Quartette for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes with or without Band. Also Accompaniment for Voice.”

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