top of page

The composer writes:  'During the early days of the pandemic and in isolation and idea came for a set of variations. I had never considered writing a piece like this but Pageant emerged from the gloom. The second variation took the form of a ballad which featured the cornet and flugelhorn. I have extracted this movement as a cornet solo with one or two changes. It requires a lyrical approach with good breath control. My thanks to Richard Marshall (Black Dyke Band) for making the beautiful recording.'


To view a video of Richard Marshall performing the solo please visit:


Download includes PDF solo part in Bb and C with piano accompaniment, plus piano backing track.


Sheet music available from:

UK -




Ballad - Cornet/Trumpet Solo with Piano (Barrie Gott)

    bottom of page