Herbert Clarke (1867-1945) is probably the most celebrated cornetist of all time. He wrote several pedagogical works, most of which are still in use today, in addition to a large number of performance pieces.
The Debutante (often known as Caprice Brillante) was composed in 1912. It is renowned for its lyrical semiquaver runs and for the wide range of articulation and expression required, making it the perfect piece for any recital.
The Debutante has been arranged for Solo Bb Cornet or Euphonium and Piano by
Michael E. Hopkinson (1933 – 2007) - a prolific composer, arranger and editor of pieces for brass band and solo brass instruments.