Fiesta di Napoli

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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.

Aimed at the beginner/intermediate string orchestra, Fiesta di Napoli is a tarantella-like work full of rhythmic energy and momentum. Also playable by string quartet or quintet, it has melodic and rhythmic interest for each section of the orchestra and would be a lively and upbeat opener to any concert.

Tony Osborne has written many excellent and inventive pieces for younger players and this offers effective training and concert repertoire. Fiesta di Napoli would act as a suitable contrast to Valse Parisienne (RMS007).

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Performance Level: 3;4

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. RMS008
Price £20.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryString Orchestra
SeriesRecital Junior String Ensembles Series
Difficulty level3 - 4
Weight 334 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 3 in stock
See also...
RM702  Razorback Victory
RMS002  Old MacDonald had a Party
RMS007  Valse Parisenne
RMS017  Fire! Fire! for Junior Strings and String Orchestra