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Passe-Pied & Burlesque

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Written in 1981 for the composer's own pupils, these two short pieces are in a fun, melodic and accessible style. Popular at music courses and concerts, they are a useful introduction to double bass chamber music and are easy on the ear. There are few technical challenges but much scope for great music making. Playable with bass to a part or larger forces, these trios are typical of the effective and idiomatic music written by Tony Osborne, one of the most successful composers writing for the double bass today.

Performance Level: 4;5

Tony Osborne is an important educationalist and prolific composer who has made a significant and unique contribution to the double bass repertoire over the past 35 years. His solo music for young bassists is included by many international examination boards, and his many ensembles pieces are performed at workshops and concerts throughout the world. Tony Osborne notes the influences of Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein, alongside some of the Russian masters, on his music, which he combines with a jazzy, rhythmic and energetic style that has been popular with players and audiences worldwide.

Born in 1947 into a musical family, Tony Osborne studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with John Walton (double bass) and Richard Stoker (composition), and divides a busy career between composing, teaching and performing. A very prolific composer and arranger, Tony's original compositions include works in almost every genre, notably Chaconne Syncopations and Wainwright's Ways for brass quintet, Celebration Fanfare for brass ensemble, the musical A Fine Time for Wine, a beautiful and dramatic Requiem and many works for string orchestra.

In 2001 Tony Osborne was elected an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for his pioneering and important work for double bass, and has been a featured composer at Bass-Fest for the past decade. He was a very successful BIBF Composer-in-residence in 2002-3 and wrote a number of impressive and innovative works for the project. He has been a judge for the British Composer Awards over the past few years and has been a judge for the BIBF Composition Competition since 1999.

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Cat No. RM010
Price £9.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryDouble Bass Trio
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level4 - 5
ISMN 979-0-57045-010-7
EAN-13 9790570450107
Weight 64 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 6 in stock
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