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
The eight solos contained in this collection are suitable for any performing venue or pedagogy. Techniques of tuning, muffling, double stops and staccato-legato are employed. Styles include classical, New
Mehteran, for solo timpani, explores the history of the Janissary Corps. The Janissaries were infantry soldiers of the Ottoman Empire. Their music is considered to be the oldest form of military
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.
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
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