Frere Jazzer for Junior Strings and String Orchestra

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This is Tony Osborne at his best, and is an ideal work for the intermediate string orchestra plus any number of beginner violins, violas, cellos and basses. A lively and jazzy accompaniment keeps the main orchestra busy while the beginners play Frere Jacques in unison, in canon and with rhythmic variations.

Tony Osborne has written many successful pieces for the educational market and this is one of a range of exciting pieces which bring together string players of all abilities. Great music and always successful in performance.


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. Recital Music is planning a major festival of Tony Osborne's music in 2012, to celebrate the composer's 65th birthday, and has formulated a 10-year project to publish all his works for double bass.
www.tony-osborne.com

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Cat No. RMS006
Supplier Code RMS003
Price £25.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryString Orchestra
Difficulty level1, 6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-806-6
EAN-13 9790570458066
Weight 340 grams
Published 28th October 2008
Availability 7 in stock
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