Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Music for Trio

This week, on 27 and 28 May 2007, XM, Emily and I rehearsed Tony Osborne's Blues-Style (for 3 Double Basses). Composed in 1981, Blues-Style is a lively trio in a rhythmic and popular style.

I have found Blues-Style a fairly effective piece of work. It sounds fun and it is not too difficult. The challenge would be to play it effectively as an ensemble. Last night, we rehearsed this work for several times just to work on the articulation.

Here's a bit about the composer: "Tony Osborne is an important double bass educationalist and composer who has made a significant contribution to the double bass literature."

Blues-Style is one of the items that will be played in d'Bassists' upcoming performance. Be treated to a rare programme consisting of classical and contemporary pieces played by our double bass ensemble:

Esplanade Presents
At The Concourse: Basso Bravo!
Esplanade Concourse, Singapore
30 and 31 May 2007
7.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. and
8.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.


Jason Heath said...

Did you get any video of the performance?

oceanskies79 said...

Hi Jason. Actually recording is not allowed.... If we have, we shall share.