Here is an advanced two-movement work for four timpani. Both airs have a dance-like quality with sections that alternate between mallets and hands, along with glimpses of excerpts from famous Classical
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
Multi-movement contest solo for four unaccompanied pedal timpani.
Capture of the U-505 is a historically programmatic piece influenced by Richard Wagner’s use of leitmotif, a musical device in which a character, place, or idea is depicted through a musical
Continuous Line of Evenness by Dave Gerhart is a challenging and highly entertaining work for four unaccompanied timpani. It calls for several modern performance techniques including
Unaccompanied contest solo for 5 pedal timpani.
Here's one for people who think that timpani can't be played melodically. Complex, but stable rhythms along with plenty of stepwise pedal work puts this piece up against any brass fanfare out
Featuring four timpani, this challenging work requires rhythmic precision and a flair for the dramatic as the soloist negotiates a series of changing styles and moods.
A powerful advanced solo for unaccompanied timpani and crotales.
Five Ages is a wonderful piece in five movements. The movements are aptly titled "Golden," "Silver," "Bronze," "Heroic," and "Iron." Each movement has a unique character, and showcases a
Consisting of four contrasting movements, Forms utilizes playing techniques specific to the timpani to create a unique musical experience for the player and audience.
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.
Here is a multi-movement contest solo for four unaccompanied pedal timpani. Polyrhythmic passages and well-placed tuning changes make the piece appealing both rhythmically and melodically.
Gray 102 is a timpani solo for four drums which features subtlety as its core. Through the use of quiet dynamics, short melodic motives, ringing chords, and a nod to funk-influenced bass lines, the
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