In early 2013, I went on a West Coast tour with the Navy Band. It was a really fantastic tour–and I got to play a solo on the tour. Vincent Bach’s Hungarian Melodies. If you’re looking for a cornet solo that doesn’t last too long and has a lot of heart, then look no farther than this gem.
For this performance, I listened to a recording of the same piece, arranged by Gunther Schuller and performed by Gerard Schwarz. In this version there is an added introduction that I re-wrote for concert band, and that’s what we did. Let me know if you’d like a copy of this version (for band or brass band accompaniment).
Capt. Brian Walden was the conductor.
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