The Mighty Chieftain Comes

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The Fizz @ 50 series

A series of fifty short pieces for double bass and piano from composers throughout the world, instigated by David Heyes to celebrate his 50th birthday. Each composer received a bottle of champagne (Fizz) as payment.


The composer writes: 'Imagine a mighty chieftain approaching a camp - he is strong, proud and rules over many people. Try and portray this feeling in your playing!'

The Mighty Chieftain Comes is aimed at the beginner bassist and remains in 1st position throughout, employing both arco and pizzicato. Crotchets (quarter-notes) and minims (half-notes) are used, with short rests for the young player, and a lively and exciting piano accompaniment should appeal to students and teachers alike.

The Mighty Chieftain Comes was premiered on 22 December 2011 by 6-year old bassist Maximilian Haas and pianist Oxam Berchein, at the Bosendorfer Saal in Eggenfelden, Germany.


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.

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Trinity College London: Bowed Strings & Harp 2016-2019   (until Dec 2019)  

Double Bass - grade 1

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Cat No. RM492
Supplier Code RM492
Price £4.50
ComposerEdmund Jolliffe
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesFizz @ 50
Difficulty level1
ISMN 979-0-57045-492-1
EAN-13 9790570454921
Weight 69 grams
Published 27th January 2012
Availability 7 in stock
See also...
RM406  First Bass
RM413  Feathered Friends - 12 Pieces for Beginner Double Bass
RM510  Second Bass