Sections alternate between 4/4 and 6/8 in this lively solo by Steve Riley. Very tonal setup of F-C-D-F.
These six adavnced works by legendary timpanist John H. Beck are unique and will challenge any advanced players as they work to perfect their playing and improvisation skills. Ideal for recital and
This collection of duets provides musical and technical challenges for two timpanists performing on three, four, five, and six drums. Performers should be aware that these are duets, not solos, for
Four Pieces for Timpani is a staple in standard timpani repertoire. The pieces are strong enough to be played individually yet contrast enough to be played as a suite.
In this challenging duet, a simple fugue is taken through a series of intriguing variations. Midway through the piece, a brief improvisation for each player provides an opportunity to show off their musical
Improvvisato Contrasto is intended to be performed as if being improvised. It is through composed and used subtle changes of color and tempo to find its expression. 1st place winner of the 2010
The Mysterious Barrier is a timpani duet written for nine drums. The timpani are arranged in a circle, facilitating easy movement of the players between two sets of four drums which are joined by a
With many dynamic changes, syncopation and the multiple use of sixteenth notes and sixteenth triplets, this is a most challenging solo to learn and rewarding to play.
Prelude 1.5 for solo timpani is a contrast in minimalistic ideas and harmonic intentions inspired by J.S. Bach. It consists of an introduction of rising fourths, computer-like passages, long tones,
Focusing on developing a true legato timpani stroke, exploring various stroke types for weighted accents, and exploring different sound capabilities of the instrument, Treading Lightly serves as a
The pieces in this collection encompass the major keys of Western music. They are written for four-pedal timpani and may be performed individually or in any combination. A terrific and diverse set of
This timpani duet is a contemporary portrayal of an increasingly animated conversation between two people. As the players communicate through their drums, a variety of solo, tutti and call-and-response
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