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Orchestral Excerpts Vol. 1 - Timpani

Catalog Number: IMC3293

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If you are a serious high school or college timpani student, this edition is specifically for you.

The individual works in this collection were chosen not only because they are in the standard symphonic and operatic repertoire, but in the hope of providing you with a clear overview of the development of timpani composition and performance over the course of the 18th century. Up until about 1800, the responsibilities of the timpanist was to provide rhythmic, harmonic and dynamic support for the orchestra. By the early 1900's, the timpani had become a versatile instrument capable of creating canvases of extraordinary color, subtle nuances of phrase a texture as well as full blown melodic statements. This incredible 100 years of development is at the heart of the timpanist's craft. The intent of this book is to draw you into these works, aquaint you with the style of each composer, and encourage you to form your own musical opinions regarding expression and interpretation.

Table of Contents:
  • Beethoven: Fidelio, Opus 72
  • Belioz: Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14
  • Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Opus 23
  • Debussy: La Mer
  • Debussy: Nocturnes
  • Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36 - Enigma
  • Glinka: Overture to "Russlan and Ludlilla"
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Timpani I)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Timpani II)
  • Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
  • Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
  • Verdi: Overture to "La Forza del Destino
  • Verdi: Requiem
  • Wagner: "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walkure
  • Wagner: Overture to "Der Fliegenede Hollander"

  • Publisher: International
    Composer/Author: Various
    Arranger/Editor: Stevens, Scott
    Catalog Number: IMC3293
    Pages: 80