Friends In Step

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The Recital Junior String Ensembles Series series

Recital Music publish a wealth of music for the junior string orchestra ensemble, in a range of popular styles and idioms. Our aim is to create a new and exciting selection of music for every level of string player, from beginner to professional, and to offer music which has great player and audience appeal.

Friends In Step is a fun work which brings together both junior and intermediate string players. Orchestra 1 features the more advanced players, with music of a slightly more challenging nature, alongside orchestra 2 which is aimed at the good beginner orchestra. There is an effective dialogue between the two orchestras, each having something interesting and worthwhile to contribute, often coming together to create friendship and unity. Composed in the string friendly key of D major, there is much here to enjoy and explore and an ideal opportunity for players of different abilities to perform together. Idea for any massed string concert or workshop. Here is music to enjoy.

Michael Rose graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1953 with piano and violin as principal studies. This was followed by three years' military service in the Regimental Band of the Scots Guards. Then came 6 years as Head of Music at John Lyon School, Harrow, followed by 6 years as a Music Adviser, firstly to Middlesex County Council, then to two London Boroughs. During these years he won the Clements Memorial Prize for a String Quartet, and began his conducting career with choirs and orchestras, which led in 1966-67 to an Apprentice Conductor's position with the BBC Northern Orchestra (now the BBC Philharmonic).

From 1968, he worked for the BBC as Assistant in Charge of their Training Orchestra in Bristol, frequently conducting their public and recorded concerts, including two Proms in 1970. In 1972, he returned to the world of music education, as Music Adviser in Bedfordshire, where he was able not only to build an expert instrumental teaching team, but to develop the orchestral, band, choral and operatic opportunities for young musicians. It was also during this time that he was Chairman of the National Association of Youth Orchestra, for fifteen years. For many years he assisted George Hurst on the Conducting Course at Canford Summer School of Music.

He took early retirement in 1990 to devote time to study, composition, conducting and examining, and for the Associated Board has examined in Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore. He tutors a number of aspiring conductors and carries out special sessions in conducting for teachers and young people. He is leader of the Olney Conducting Workshops, a series of one-day and weekend courses which began in 2005.

Much of his music for young players has been published by the Associated Board, and has appeared in the examination syllabuses. Other music, both choral and orchestral, has been published by OUP, Novello and others.

He has continued as Conductor of the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra, with whom he has toured to France, Cyprus, Germany, Russia, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Italy.

He was awarded the OBE in 1990, for services to music.

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Cat No. RM785
Supplier Code RM785
Price £25.00
ComposerMichael Rose
CategoriesString Orchestra
Junior String Orchestra
SeriesRecital Junior String Ensembles Series
Difficulty level1 - 6
ISMN 979-0-57045-785-4
EAN-13 9790570457854
Published 9th June 2015
Availability 5 in stock
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