A wonderful cornet solo by Bach–the other Bach

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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5 thoughts on “A wonderful cornet solo by Bach–the other Bach

  1. Great piece! My first time hearing this and you did a fantastic job! Thanks for posting and love to hear all of your weekly interviews!

      • Stanley…I enjoyed your introduction…Nicely done…the best I have ever heard.
        I have a full orchestra score for VB’s “Hungarian Melodies”… written at my request by an associate of Roy Hemply, deceased, …who dedicated 30 years as a collector, researcher, and author of all things “Bach” (and who also privately performed “Hungarian Melodies”)

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