TIMPANI SOLOS

For intermediate to advanced level performers, this collection of Timpani Solos offers some unique and particularly challenging titles.

 

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QUEY Percussion Duo Composition Contest Winners 2012

1st Place: Rhapsody for Vibraphone and Marimba/Michael Taylor.
2nd Place: Kinetic Energy for Vibraphone and Marimba/João Pedro Oliveira.

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PAS Italy Composition Contest Winners 2012

Forthcoming 2014: winning compositions from the 2012 ITALY PAS Percussion Composition Contest!  Percussion Quartets by Pui-shan Cheung (FIVE METALS), Antonio Ballestin Liarte (HIGHWAY SOUNDSCAPES) and Gianni Giacomazzo (ALLEGRA BARBARA).

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Look for Robert S. Cohen's new title for percussion ensemble: Love Triangles for Percussion Trio.

Timpani Solos


Da Coyote Gets da Boid - Surreal Odyssey for Solo Timpani
Robert S. Cohen
Price: $17.95
 Da Coyote Gets da Bird - A Surreal Odyssey for Solo Timpani

"Inspiration for Da Coyote Gets da Boid came from my fascination with the iconic Looney Tunes cartoon characters of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. The three movements represent my musical interpretation of two classic and one imagined scene from the series" - RSC.  Scored for four timpani and a large cymbal.  college/professional.

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Different Ways
for Solo Timpani

Eckhard Kopetzki
Price: $16.95
Different Ways for Solo Timpani

A challenging solo for four drums.  In two contrasting movements, this work makes use of a variety of fascinating techniques, including the use of a Chinese cymbal on one drum to create an interesting effect in the second movement. This would be a great choice for an advanced level recital. advanced high school/college.

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DISTANCE: Concerto for Timpani and Soundscape

Eric Guinivan
Price: $27.95 DISTANCE: Concerto for Timpani and Soundscape

Scored for four timpani, this is a challenging work intended for the experienced performer - ca. 19 minutes in length. The work moves through many different textural scenarios and contrasts - forceful attacks to subtle entrances, thick orchestration to thin, always requiring attention to musical detail and nuance. CD includes the performance soundscape as well as segment tracks for rehearsal purposes. college/professional.

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EPISODES
for Solo Timpani

Eric Guinivan
Price: $16.95
EPISODES for Solo Timpani

Starts softly then proceeds to rock!  Scored for four timpani, this work requires numerous pitch changes - a challenging piece, appropriate for advanced level recitals - ca. 5' in length.  college/professional.

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GRAY 102
for Solo Timpani
Colin Tribby
Price: $11.50
GRAY 102 for Solo Timpani

Gray 102 is a timpani solo for four drums, which features subtlety as its focal point. Through the use of quiet dynamics, short melodic motives, ringing chords and a nod to funk-influenced bass lines, the timpanist is afforded the chance to explore a unique musical landscape. The primary issues here for the performer involve pedaling, tone production and an overall awareness of the musical capabilities of the instrument. advanced high school/college.

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IMPROMPTU ZETA
for Solo Timpani
Andrés VALERO-CASTELLS
Price: $17.95
 Impromptu Zeta for Solo Timpani

The focus of this challenging piece is to explore the many different expressive nuances of timpani – focusing particularly on frequent pitch changes and the different types of sounds available from these magnificent instruments.  Rhythms employed in the work are based on the structure of Zortzico, a popular round dance in quintuple meter from the Basque region of northern Spain. Hence the “Z” in the title.  MALLETS: Medium, Soft, Hard, Wood, Superball Mallet (1) & Suspended Cymbal (1) (preferably medium crash).  college/professional.

 IMPROMPTU ZETA was awarded the Third Prize in Cat. A, in the VIII International Composition Contest for Percussion 2010, organized by the Italy Percussive Arts Society.

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Melodia Nera
for Solo Timpani
Rocco Di Pietra
Price: $12.95
 Melodiia Nera for Solo Timpani

Melodia Nera for solo timpani, offers a significant musical statement.  The phrasing and legato lines can be compared to those usually found in pieces written for stringed instruments.  A demanding solo which requires a great deal of musical expression.  college/professional.

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Orange Alert
for Solo Timpani
Robert S. Cohen
Price: $14.95
Orange Alert for Solo Timpani

Challenging solo for five drums. Inspired by the recent events of 9/11 in New York City, Orange Alert was conceived as a tour-de-force for an advanced timpanist. It moves between moments of quiet foreboding, to outbursts of controlled chaos. The centerpiece of the work is a fugue that appears at rehearsal letter [F]. One of six movements in Homeland Security Suite for Percussion. college/professional.

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Rhapsody No.2
for Solo Timpani
Alexis A. Orfaly
Price: $15.95
Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Timpani

Challenging solo for five timpani - First place winner in the PAS Composition Contest 2006!

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Rondo
Rich Holly
Price: $10.00
Rondo for Timpani

Solo that utilizes two and four mallet techniques (yes it is a timpani piece!), multiple tuning changes. Unique piece for adv. high school/college level.
". . . a fine solo. . . musically interesting, technically challenging and it is not too long. Educators and students will enjoy this work. . ."
(Percussive Notes)

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Sans Titre IV
William Price
Price: $15.95
Sans Titre IV for Multiple Percussion 

A challenging work for
solo timpani and percussion, this is the fourth installment in
a series of works for solo instruments by composer Price. Exploring the
timbral relationship between timpani and
non-pitched percussion, this engaging piece oscillates between bombastic martial rhythms and lightly improvised passages. Instrumentation: timpani (4), bass drum, bongos, woodblock, splash, crash and China cymbals, bamboo or wood wind chimes and maracas. college.

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Sonus
for Timpani and Piano

Jon Bauman
Price: $15.95
Sonus for Timpani and Piano

Challenging six minute work for four timpani and piano. Well suited for recitals. college/professional.
". . . a fine timpani solo
for the intermediate timpanist."
(Percussive Notes)

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Three Movements
for Timpani

Ian Corbett
Price: $15.95
Three Movements for Timpani

A great piece for recitals; allows the player a chance to explore a variety of contemporary performance techniques, in a work that is stimulating and accessible to both players and listeners. adv. high school/college. 

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Timepieces
for Solo Timpani

Richard Power
Price: $17.95
Timepieces for Solo Timpani

Four challenging etudes, that utilize sophisticated contemporary techniques. college/professional.  ". . . a set of four advanced etudes . . . which are contrasting in style and mood. . . Each . . . contain(s) sufficient interest to stand alone as a solo. . . Highly recommended for the advanced performer." (Percussive Notes) 

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Variations and Themes
for Four Timpani (Solo)
Peter Coutsouridis
Price: $17.95
Variations and Themes for Solo Timpani

3rd place winner in the
PAS Composition Contest 2010!
A tour-de-force for a
solo timpanist.

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