Lyrical solo?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by cobragamer, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. cobragamer

    cobragamer Pianissimo User

    Jan 26, 2008
    I am looking for a good lyrical solo a high schooler can learn very well in about two months for a college audition.

    I have looked at:
    Hummel Second Movement

    and well that is it.

    My strengths would probably be my very high and clear range.
  2. samdaman

    samdaman Pianissimo User

    Jun 15, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    Here are just a small smattering of suggestions:

    Haydn Second Mov't- Very sensitive, sublime melody that is quintessential trumpet tune
    First or Third Mov'ts of the Jean Hubeau trumpet Sonata
    Middle excerpt from the Aruntunian Trumpet Concerto
    The Hallow Men by Persichetti
    The Prayer of St. Gregory

    Hope this helps.
  3. tptCarl

    tptCarl Pianissimo User

    Jan 17, 2006
    Cottonwood, Arizona
    Second vote for Hubeau first movement and St Gregory
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Intrade by Otto Ketting. This has the whole spectrum in 4 minutes. If decently prepared, it will knock the socks off of any jury. Highest note is a Bb. It is not played to death and therefore the chance of a juror having a preconception is very low.
  5. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

    Jul 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Pierre Max Dubois, Twelve Various Studies for Trumpet, published by Alphonse Leduc -- Number II, is one of the most beautiful lyrical studies I've ever run across, and for a college audition where nerves might play a major part it is ideal because it isn't very rangy (highest note is A above the staff), the rhythms aren't very complex and it is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate breath control and phrasing along with tone quality.
  6. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    If it were me, I would stay away from Haydn and Hummel.

    How many times in one day can they listen to the same thing?
  7. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    Hayden and Hummel are the standards, but I agree with B15M that they've been done MANY times....
  8. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

    Jul 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Many people are rediscovering the Neruda concerto, so that's a possibility for playing an older work which isn't overworked (yet).
  9. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 30, 2005
    Provo, UT
    Neruda is beautiful. Personally, the 2nd Movement of the Haydn Concerto takes my breath away. Try to find a recording of Hakan Hardenberger performing it. It doesn't matter if it is overdone; the only thing that matters is if you enjoy doing it.

    - Austin

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