Solo & Ensemble

Solo & Ensemble    19:18 on Friday, December 8, 2006          

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Posted by Band_Hault

Hey. If you can, could you guys post your solo and or ensemble music here please?

I'm playing a level one solo and here's the link to it. Sorry guys unless I find a way to upload it any other way, you're gonna have to load it onto ur computer if you want to listen. I'm also playing in a woodwind thing with a flute, oboe, clarinet, sax, and bassoon but the music isn't picked yet.

Adagio and Tarantella

Let me know what you think.

Some questions...
Do you think it's too hard for a freshman?
Do you like the style on the recording of the pro?
blah blah


nevermind, the link doesn't work.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    17:09 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006          

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Posted by Musio4fun

Well this piece.. Presuming its by Cavallini.. Is not a hard piece... A high schooler can play this.. Well maybe a advanced high schooler... I can play it and Im still in SCHOOL.. Its a wonderful piece.. Careful for jumps.. Flexibilty of lips is needed.. Tone.. Yeah

Re: Solo & Ensemble    13:31 on Wednesday, December 27, 2006          

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Posted by as086848

I don't have a recording for mine but I'm playing the first movement of the Five Bagetelles!

Re: Solo & Ensemble    08:05 on Friday, December 29, 2006          

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Posted by Dennis

To Musio4fun:

Just because you can play all the notes does not mean that it is learned. The pieces are not graded solely on their technicality. There is a sense of style and lyricism to a piece that you really don't get until you learn how to study the piece in depth when you get to college. Just because you get a Superior at Solo and Ensemble does not mean that you have learned the piece. You have learned to play most of the notes, but what is the meaning behind the piece? What part of the composer's life was it written during? Make sure to learn all you can about each composer you choose to play music from. Then make sure that each note goes somewhere in the playing. The phrases are always moving.


Re: Solo & Ensemble    12:33 on Friday, December 29, 2006          


I loved playing Five Bagatelles! It was a good piece. But for this year I think I'm playing Sonata in C Minor. I can't really remember the name, it's something like that anyways.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    08:07 on Saturday, December 30, 2006          

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Posted by Ida

Wow... I played the sonata of Brahms to (Toni). It's just SO nice! I'm going to play the Concertino of Weber for my audition for the Conservatory in january. There I'm going to play Rosť first etude from 40 etudes and then the 2nd fantsasypiece of Niels W. Gade (I'm danish).

Re: Solo & Ensemble    12:44 on Saturday, December 30, 2006          

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Posted by Heepwah2You04

For solo I'm gonna do this one called II Primo Canto...or something like that. I picked it out but i don't have the music yet.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    19:06 on Saturday, December 30, 2006          

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Posted by flutes-4ever

Duet:Me and my partner(I'm playing flute and he's playing Trumpet)are most likely doing Two Rigaudons by Jean Philippe Rameau.I'm too afraid to do a solo even though I have been told many atimes that I have beautiful tone and That I play very nicely.Just cant do it!!! >.<

Re: Solo & Ensemble    13:00 on Sunday, December 31, 2006          

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Posted by Band_Hault

All the songs I'm sure are copywrited anyway so I guess it will be better if we just say what we're playing.

Yes it is by Ermesto Cavallini.

You're so lucky you can do duets. I personally think that it's strange that some schools can't do duets for ensembles.

What does, "The phrases are always moving" mean? I sometimes read too deeply into words to understand them.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    18:46 on Sunday, December 31, 2006          

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Posted by Dennis

The phrases are always moving refers to the fact that no notes should ever just sit there. Always make the line do something. Most commonly is if the like is going higher you typically crescendo. Same thing with lines going down. There has to be "feeling" in the piece.


Re: Solo & Ensemble    22:07 on Sunday, December 31, 2006          

(54 points)
Posted by Musio4fun

Just Some advice on Playing the Tarantella Part

Cavallini wrote it based on the Spider Tarantula.
So make the first theme really creep like a spider.
Start around P-MP and crescendo to about F and then sink down again.
Make sure you express yourself.
Becareful with counting with the Semiquaver triplets and Becareful with the runs.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    14:52 on Monday, January 1, 2007          

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Posted by flutes-4ever

Band_Hault:My old band director wants me to play a solo but she made me play a m illion solos for about 4 yrs,so I'm a bit scared.I had to play the national anthem in front of about 600 people.I got to "The twilights last gleaming",and then I passed out.So I now hate solos.So thats why I decided to do a duet with my friend David.My new band director doesnt realize how well I play,so I dont really like him,not just for that though.Hes ok,but he idiolizes the crappy flute players who have to write the name of the notes above it.They cant even play an F without sounding sharp or flat.They cant really play,to be honest.(I am not dissing new players in anyway)

Re: Solo & Ensemble    15:53 on Tuesday, January 2, 2007          

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Posted by tehbranday

ah..Adagio and Tarantella. i was asked to find that for someone outside of my band that has already graduated from elsewhere, but i couldn't find it (i'm the librarian for the band). i was slightly disappointed because i was interested in playing that this year but i really didn't/don't feel like actually going out and buying it at the moment.

haha...i remember playing Five Bagatelles. that haha...its been forever. i wish i could remember what solo i played last year. i was looking in our stack and i just couldn't remember at all.

This year, being my senior year, i decided to pick something slightly easy (while still being a level one) and fun to play, so i found "Adagio and Gigue" by Arcangelo Corelli. I find myself just randomly playing it whenever i want. thats strange..i wish i had the music to it though.

Re: Solo & Ensemble    13:48 on Saturday, January 6, 2007          

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Posted by Band_Hault

I can't seem to find ANYTHING on Ernesto Cavallini but I'll never give up until I find it. I'm also trying to find the music for "La Forza" that was dedicated towards Cacallini but that's not going well.

Dennis - I understand.I'm typically better on the dynamics than anything anyway which can be a problem too.I know this is off the subject but if that's you on your picture/avatar thing, you look just like one of my friends.

Music4fun - I'll look into the spider tarantella ....I just found a link on google and the track makes me feel like I'm on a wave.

Flutes-4ever - ouch, that must have been a horrible experience for you. Oh wow, they have to write their notes in still? I understand where you're comming from though because I cant play when I'm in front of people either unless it's a single judge.

tehbranday - oh librarians rocks. So are you going to play Adagio and Gigue for sure?

Re: Solo & Ensemble    17:26 on Thursday, January 11, 2007          


I'm playing 'On the Lake' by Johannes Brahms. I'ts a beatiful piece & level 1. but only play it if your up for a challenge. It's not to hard, but the tune is hard to find. send me a message if you want some advice on it.


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