Re: Class 1 Trumpet Solo for 9th grader
Posted by Trumpeter on 12/4/2019, 2:47 pm, in reply to "Class 1 Trumpet Solo for 9th grader"
If she's not taking private lessons, give her a meaty, substantial Class 2 solo as a 9th grader. Trust me. There's plenty of time to get her up to a Class 1. |
If you're insisting on a C1, though, look into All'Antica by Goeyens. Andante et Allegro by Ropartz isn't impossible. Concert Etude by Goedecke is good too, if she can tongue, has fluency, and has that A consistently and well. The Kennan Sonata is also rhythmically difficult and requires maturity, but it isn't as technically (runs, range, etc) difficult as some other pieces - but it's LONG and not quite as tonal as she might want.
The "easier" or "introduction" Class 1 solos are now all Class 2 solos, just like with other instruments. Unless she is 100% ready to commit and work her tail off, give her a tough Class 2 and let her work her way up next year. There's no sense giving her a 1, and having her get a 3 on it, when she could've gotten a 1 on a Class 2.
Here is my situation,
I have a 9th grader that did well both years in JH on Solos but now I feel she is ready for a Class 1 Solo. Her range is comfortably up to an A and can make it up to a C with practice. So my question is, what are some Class 1 solos that would be appropriate for her. Something that would be an introduction to the class 1 list? She isn't quite ready for some of the standards. She does not take privately from anyone either.