Famous Solos for Young and Comeback Players

Many times we would like to practice famous solos which we knew at one time or would like to learn but because of our limited strength and upper range, they are beyond our current ability. If you have the desire to play some of these beautiful solos, you are in luck. I will be adding to this series as time passes and I’m sure you will find some materials which will suit your current ability. Most of these solos will be lowered a third and in some cases a fourth to place the range within everyone’s ability. If you have a favorite you would like to have included, just drop me a line and I will try to make it available to you. The first in our series will be the Hallelujah Chorus and The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel’s Messiah. The original is in the key of D concert as was the custom. I have lowered it to the key of C for the Bb trumpet.

The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah

Dounload here- Hallelujah Chorus

The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel’s Messiah

Download here- The Trumpet Shall Sound

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.

2 thoughts on “Famous Solos for Young and Comeback Players

  1. Jen Houck

    Awesome! Going to see the symphony and choirs perform this tonight!

    • Bruce Chidester

      Have you every played “The Trumpet Shall Sound”?

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