This is a delightful four-movement suite of Baroque dances for intermediate timpani. Dwayne Rice has taken great care to make the timpani as melodic and musical as possible. Perfect for an undergraduate
Elemental Dances was composed as a way of exploring the practicality of literature utilizing five timpani as a solo instrument. The intense three-movement work is based on several segments of
Mjolner is a concerto for timpani accompanied by either piano or wind ensemble. The music loosely follows the Norse mythology surrounded Thor, God of Thunder, and his hammer, Mjolner. The piece is
These etudes focus on the following five issues on the timpani: Sound Quality, Articulation (and evenness between the hands), Rolls, Intonation, Rhythm and Time.
Thunder requires technical command of the instrument as well as a keen sense of musicality. The inspiration of the work comes directly from the title and is represented by the heavy articulated
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