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MandyH

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Hi all,

our band has decided to hold a concert for ourselves and our families next year, and we all have an opportunity to play solos, in smaller groups etc, as well as opening and closing the concert as the whole band (35-40 strong)

I'd quite like to play a bari duet or similar, if nothing else to let the rest of the band appreciate that we are not just the walking bass line.

Does anyone have any suggestions for something we could play?
I'd prefer something quite lively, maybe a jazz number; I'm not mad-keen on classical, but if it's lively then I'd consider it.

I can transpose something written for other low instruments if necessary (we could get a piano accompaniment if it really needed it, but I'd rather just have the 2 baris)
If you can direct me to the sheet music that would be good too.

Alternatively (or additionally) how about something a little more quirky - say for bari and piccolo or flute?

Your help (as always) much appreciated.
 

dooce

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If it's for 2 baris, I did one half of Teddy Bears picnic last year with my teacher - went down a storm, not very often you see a bari duet and the piece lends itself really well to the instrument.
 

old git

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Wonder if a transposition of Jay and Kai's trombone duo of "Mad about the boy". You would obviously have to leave out the intro of rising quarter tones, unless both of you can consistently bend and hold accurate quarters.

Otherwise dimly remember a Mulligan, Gerry not Mick, version of "Aren't you glad you're you" that bounced along nicely but what do you do with the trumpet part?

Whatever you decide, good luck and ENJOY!​™
 

rhysonsax

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but what do you do with the trumpet part?
Trumpet parts can sound good on soprano.

I heard Jay Craig play 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' as a solo feature and it was great, but he played it on bass sax. I think that Dooce may be onto something there.

Good luck.

Rhys
 

Taz

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Some of my bari favorites are Whiter shade of pale (Thanks Trev(?) i think it was you that pointed me to Steve Gadd and Ronnie Cubers version of that beaut!)
On the sunny side of the street, Cheek to cheek, Love letters, Cry me a river and When I fall in love. Not sure how these would work as a duet Mandy, so probably not much use to you, but they are great tunes to play anyway!
 

Nick Wyver

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This is not at all bad if you want something jazzy.

I'd avoid anything "jokey". For some unaccountable reason solos for bass instruments tend to be of the "humorous" variety. So do all baritone, bassoon, tuba players a favour and play something normal. Please. And fergawdsake don't play Teddy bleedin' Bears bleedin' Picnic.
 
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dooce

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This is not at all bad if you want something jazzy.

I'd avoid anything "jokey". For some unaccountable reason solos for bass instruments tend to be of the "humorous" variety. So do all baritone, bassoon, tuba players a favour and play something normal. Please. And fergawdsake don't play Teddy bleedin' Bears bleedin' Picnic.
Well, to be fair, we were going to follow it with van Beurdens Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Wind Orchestra, but the audience decided it was time to go back to the playdough......
:)
 
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