Fire! Fire! for Junior Strings and String Orchestra

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Fire! Fire! allows string players of all abilities to play together in one triumphant work. London's Burning is played by any number of beginner violins, violas, cellos or basses, accompanied by a more advanced string orchestra, in a jazzy and rhythmic idiom.

Tony Osborne has written many great pieces for the education market and this is one of a number of works which include all abilities in one fun piece. There are rhythmic challenges for the more advanced string orchestra, and the beginners should play from memory, but the resultant joyful sound is one that will stay in the memory.

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.

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Cat No. RMS017
Price £25.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryString Orchestra
Difficulty level1, 6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-817-2
EAN-13 9790570458172
Weight 358 grams
Published 28th October 2008
Availability 6 in stock
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