The composer writes: " Stuck in traffic, slowly edging along. Occasionally a space becomes free and you move forward, then someone gets in your way and you have to slow down again. Congestion, traffic, frustration. All you want to do is shout 'Move It!' to everyone else."
Move It! is a lively and accessible piece for the good intermediate bass quartet. Full of rhythmic energy and forward momentum, despite being stuck in traffic, there are challenges and short solos for each performer. The jazzy and popular style, allied to syncopations and 'driving' rhythms, make this a fun quartet which has much to offer to performers and audiences alike.
Edmund Jolliffe's music embraces a huge range of styles from contemporary and classical to songs for shows. He writes for television and theatre but is also established and recognised as a concert composer. Born in 1976, Edmund Jolliffe studied music at Oxford University (1994-97) and completed a Masters in Film Composition at the Royal College of Music (1998-99), with Joseph Horovitz. He also studied on the Advanced Composition Course at Dartington International Summer School with Pavel Novak in 2004, supported by the RVW Trust.
He has written television music for all the terrestrial channels and many of the satellite channels and his concert works have been performed by many leading performers and ensembles. Alongside his career as a composer, Edmund Jolliffe is also a composition tutor at Trinity College of Music (Junior Department) and teaches at Westminster Under School, where he is Assistant Director of Music.