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Name: Tony Roy Stuart Osborne
Skills: Composer
Phone: +44 (0)1753 541818
Fax: as phone
Address: 42 Parkland Avenue, Slough,, Berkshire SL3 7LQ, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Born, UK, 1947, I studied composition and double bass at the Royal Academy of Music. My output is described as 'eclectic', due to a strong mixture of classical, jazz, 'palm-court' and many other musical and cultural influences.

Principal works include a Requiem, a stage musical 'A Fine Time for Wine' (words by Jonathan Posner), from which several songs are widely performed, 'Chaconne Syncopations' for brass quintet, 'Free Spirit' in memory of Princess Diana, 'Jazz Contrasts' and 'Spinning Reels' for string orchestra (commissioned by Robert Turrell/The Soloists Ensemble).

My compositions and arrangements in the Faber 'Stringsets' series include 'Suite and Light' and 'Bytes And Pieces'. I am widely known for my works for double bass, which include three concertos, many ensemble and solo pieces performed and published by David Heyes (Recital Music/Bass-Fest). Works commissioned by American soloist Barry Green (author of 'The Inner Game of Music')include 'Jazz-Suite', Yiddish-Klezmer Medley,and an extensive work for double bass and marimba. Several pieces for younger players are included in major graded-examination lists.

I, and my wife Jo, are also 'Reiki' Master/Practitioners. My publishers are: Faber, Recital Music, Boosey & Hawkes, Piper and Yorke.



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