Any good Grade 5 or higher Solo's out there?

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  1. trumpetplayer231

    trumpetplayer231 Banned

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    I have my solo and ensemble event coming up soon and i want to ask you guys if there is any good solo's you would suggest? I was thinking about doing the Concert Etude piece. But i am not quite sure yet, your feedback will really help out for my choice of my solo. Thanks alot if you guys can help out!
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I played Softly Awakes My Heart for Grade 5 and although I'm going for 7 now it remains a favourite solo for me. Note wise its a breeze but to fill it with operatic emotion is the trick. I really would suggest this to anyone wanting either a crowd pleasing solo (audiences love the swooping lines and mostly the end A-G chromaitcish down tot he next interval) or to someone wanting an exercise in both phrasing and interpertation (sp?)

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
  3. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    Concert Etude by Goedicke is a great piece, I really like it and I think it is stop on for a solo. You could also venture into Haydn mvt. 1 or 3.


    Also, I found all of the Florida grade 5 solos online, some I dont think should be a 5 and others seem too hard for a 5. But I am not familiar with a number of them but I have preformed Opt. 49, Haydn 1 and 3 before.
     
  4. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    Also look into the Pakhmutova concerto. That piece played well wins competitions.

    It goes for 13-15 minutes I think.
     
  5. jrdbass

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    Concert ├ętude is a fun piece I did it for one of my jury's! Definitely a show piece. When i Was in High School I did a piece called Bride of the Waves by Clarke. It's originally written for cornet but I played it on Trumpet. Check it out! It is a well rounded piece with technical and lyrical phrases.
     

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