für Kontrabass- oder Celloquartett
|for||4 double basses (double bass quartet)|
|Musical Editions||Score, Parts|
|Producer No.||RM 024|
The first BIBF commission in 1994, this jazzy work has quickly achieved 'standard repertoire' status. The three movements explore a range of jazz moods and idioms, with much player and audience appeal.
Tony Osborne is one of the most prolific and important composers writing for the double bass today. His jazzy and rhythmic music is popular with players of all ages and abilities and he has written music for every level of performer, from complete beginner to virtuoso. Recital Music is Tony Osborne's principal publisher.
Tony Osborne writes: 'All in a Day's Work depicts three contrasting moods in a busy day. Each movement draws on elements of serious music, jazz and rock, and presents exciting rhythmic and expressive challenges. Kick Start is smart, businesslike and direct. It is about dealing with situations confidently, making decisions, and getting to appointments on time. The second movement, Free Time, is a time for reflection, peace and unwinding, thinking of others and about a break from routine or a holiday. Rush Hour, the last movement, is a depiction of last minute developments or changes, and then the journey home.'
Kick-Start was premiered in September 1994 during a workshop at Farnham Maltings (Surrey) and the entire quartet was premiered at the Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff the following year.