The Student’s Sweetheart- Cornet Solo

Instrumentation- Cornet solo with piano
Composer- Herman Bellstedt/trans.Chidester
Length- app. 6:00
Difficulty- VD
Range – Low A to high Db
Endurance- 3
Finger technique- 3
Counting ability- 3
Ensemble difficulty- 3

Cornet solos such as this will always have a place in our trumpet/cornet history. One of the less know but highly respected composers was Herman Bellstedt. This piece is very typical of the period with triple tonguing, fast runs and sweet melodies. I will continue to showcase this form of music and as we gain support, it is my wish that the cornet will some day regain it’s importance on the music scene.

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