La valse des timbales

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Siegfried Fink


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Duration: c. 4:10
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Publisher: Zimmermann
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


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Timpani



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Review

This is a very interesting collection of five timpani solos written by composers from different countries. Each solo is written for four drums, and each offers unique techniques and musical challenges. "Grand Duchy," by John Beck, presents the regal march or pageant style associated with a Royal Court. There are no tuning changes, but challenges include counter-rhythms between each hand and one rhythmic modulation. "Paiffenitza," by Boris Dinev, employs many ostinato patterns and a jazz style cowbell rhythm played on the bowl of the high timpani. Unique challenges include playing a steady pattern of sixteenths while changing tuning, playing a pattern with the left hand while playing double stops with marimba stops in the right, and performing rhythms on the timpani while whistling a melody. "La Valse," by Siegfried Fink, starts with a 6/8 scherzo, has a middle section in 7/8, and closes in 6/8. Major challenges feature interaction or counterpoint between the hands, and rhythm patterns scored over beat patterns, (5 against 4, and 4 against 3.) "Rainy Day," by Jean Geoffroy, starts at a slow pace (MM = 45), after which the composer takes us through melodic pedal changes, changing meters, and performing on the middle and normal playing areas of the drums. He also calls for normal and dead strokes. The solo gradually moves forward in energy and tempo, ending with an exciting finale at MM = 140. "Japauken," by Tomoyuki Okada, is a three-movement set of three dances. The first is for two drums tuned to octave F's. The jerky rhythms are amplified by contrasting the normal drum sound with playing on the frame of the drum during a portion of the solo. The second movement uses an Eastern modal melody, followed by the tune stretched over a continuous ostinato pedal. This returns to the opening theme to close the movement. The solo closes with a rapid, forceful dance. It is interesting to note that each solo somewhat takes on the musical style or idioms of the composer's country, thus making this a true international collection. These five contrasting solos can be performed individually or as a medley. - George Frock, June 2003[1]


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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Ti...im Wechsel des Entfaltens und Verschließenstle - Multiple Percussion; Organ
4 Encores Papillon Nr. 1-4 - Vibraphone
Allegretto (Fink) - Timpani
Allegro Vivace (Fink) - Timpani
Alternation: Scenes and Variations - Multiple Percussion
Até-Logo - Percussion Quartet
Bagatelle (Fink) - Percussion Duo; Piano (2)
Batu Ferringhi - Marimba
Beat the Beat - Drumset
Cadenza - Snare Drum (Fink) - Snare Drum
Cadenza - Timpani (Fink) - Timpani
Cariblue, Merengue - Percussion Duo
Concertino für Vibrafon und Klavier - Vibraphone; Piano
Concertino für Vibrafon und Streichorchester - Vibraphone; Orchestra
Concerto (Fink) - Marimba Quartet
Conga Brazil - Percussion Octet
Conga Negro - Percussion Duo
Conga Negro (Solo) - Multiple Percussion - Hand Drum
Conversations for Tape and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; With Tape
Courante (Fink) - Snare Drum
Cymbalism - Drumset
Dance (Fink) - Drumset
Darabukka Suite - Multiple Percussion - Hand Drum
Dello-Bar - Percussion Octet
Dialog für Xylofon, Bass-Klarinette und Schlagzeug - Percussion Duo; Clarinet
Dialoge für Gitarre und Percussionsklange - Multiple Percussion; Guitar; (Graphic Notation)
Divertimento (Fink) - Timpani
Divertimento für Vibrafon und Marimba - Percussion Duo - Vibraphone/Marimba
Drei (3) Episoden - Percussion Duo - Vibraphone/Marimba
Drum-Set-Suite - Drumset
Duo Concertante (Fink) - Vibraphone; Guitar
Duo für Vibrafon und Marimba - Percussion Duo - Vibraphone/Marimba
Duo für Drum-set - Percussion Duo; Drumsets
Ecossaise - Snare Drum
Episode (Fink) - Timpani
Erinnerung an Zirkus Renz - Percussion Quartet
Etudes de Lux - Marimba
Etudes in Jazz for Percussion Solo - Multiple Percussion
Foote Steps - Drumset
Frame Work - Drumset
Friska - Snare Drum
Fuge (Fink) - Percussion Trio
Gaillarde (Fink) - Snare Drum
Game for Two - Multiple Percussion; Accordion
Gigue (Fink) - Snare Drum
Horeb - Multiple Percussion
Images para percusion - Percussion Quartet; Voice
Images para percusion (Flute) - Percussion Quartet; Flute
Impression (Fink) - Timpani
Impression Nr.1 für Flote und Vibrafon - Vibraphone; Flute
Improvisation und Umkehrung - Vibraphone
Interactions - Percussion Quartet - Variable Instrumentation
Intern. Soli: Pauken - Timpani
Jasmin I/II (Two Chinese Impressions) - Multiple Percussion
Jeux pour quatre - Percussion Quartet
Jobe's Tune - Drumset
Jongo - Snare Drum
Junior's Beat - Drumset
Junior's Speed - Drumset
Junior's Time - Drumset
Kanonade - Percussion Quartet
Konzert für Percussion und Streichorchester - Multiple Percussion; Strings
Kreuzpunkte - Percussion Trio
la valse des timbales - Timpani
Ludi a Timpano - Timpani
Machine-Drums - Drumset
Marcha del Tambor - Percussion Sextet
Marche Funèbre - Percussion Septet
Marcia - Snare Drum
Marimbula - Percussion Duo - Vibraphone/Marimba
Marsch - Timpani
Menora - Percussion Sextet
Metallophonie - Percussion Quartet
Mini Musik - Percussion Duo
Motion-Pictures - Multiple Percussion; With Tape
Motion-Pictures I & II - Percussion Duo; With Tape
Musical Etudes for the Advanced Timpanist - Timpani
Naphegy Trio - Percussion Trio
Ostinati Machina - Percussion Sextet
Pa Lux - Snare Drum
Paderissimo - Percussion Quartet
Pauken-Suite - Timpani
Percussio Antiqua - Multiple Percussion
Percussion Improvisation - Multiple Percussion; With Tape
Percussion Improvisation (Duo) - Percussion Duo
Percussion Movie - Multiple Percussion; Percussion Quartet
Pictures for Percussion - Percussion Quartet
Plaisanterie - Percussion Sextet
Recitativ (Fink) - Timpani
Reflektionen - Multiple Percussion; Guitar; Accordion
Ritmo - Percussion Septet
Rockin' Timpani - Timpani
Rondell 1 - Multiple Percussion
Rondino - Snare Drum (Fink) - Snare Drum
Rondino - Timpani (Fink) - Timpani
Rondo (Fink) - Timpani
Rotation (Fink) - Multiple Percussion; Clarinet
Salut de Geneve - Snare Drum
Salut de Serdika - Multiple Percussion
Salut de Sofia - Multiple Percussion
Scherzo (Fink) - Timpani
Serenade In Percussione - Percussion Trio; Clarinet; Bass
Seven Pieces for Marimba - Marimba
Shadows - Percussion Duo - Vibraphone/Marimba
Sight Reading and Audition Etudes - Snare Drum
Signature - Drumset
silent...vibration - Multiple Percussion
Sixteen (XVI) Etudes - Multiple Percussion
Solobuch für Drum-Set - Drumset
Solobuch für Kleine Trommel - Snare Drum
Solobuch für Pauken, 1 - Timpani
Solobuch für Pauken, 2 - Timpani
Sonate für Kleine Trommel - Snare Drum
Sonatine - Timpani (Fink) - Timpani
Sonatine - Snare Drum (Fink) - Snare Drum
Spanish Dance (Fink) - Marimba Quartet
Spiegelungen à 2 - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Statement - Drumset
Stress - Percussion Trio
Studien für Pauken, Heft 1: Unterstufe - Timpani
Studien für Pauken, Heft 2: Mittelstufe - Timpani
Sudden Change - Multiple Percussion
Tangents (Fink) - Percussion Quartet; With Tape
Tangents für Orgel und Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Organ
Tarantella (Fink) - Timpani
Test (Fink) - Multiple Percussion
Timing for Percussion - Percussion Quartet
Toccatina - Timpani
Toccatina für Triangle - Triangle
Toccatina pour six percussionistes - Percussion Sextet
Tom's Dilemma - Drumset
Top-Kapi - Percussion Quartet
Triga Percutens - Percussion Trio
Trio Oriente - Percussion Trio
Trio Ostinato - Percussion Duo; Clarinet
Triplet (Fink) - Snare Drum
Trommel - Duo - Percussion Duo - Snare Drum
Trommel - Duo: Variationen uber den Bulgarischen Ratzenizza - Percussion Duo - Snare Drum
Trommel-Suite - Snare Drum
Trommeltanz für 4 Tomtoms, Kontrabass, 3 Posaunen - Percussion Quartet; Chamber Ensemble
Two On One - Percussion Duo
Variations (Fink) - Drumset
Varius - Timpani
Vibracussion - Vibraphone; Percussion Ensemble; Piano
Vibracussion II - Timpani
Vibrafon-Suite - Vibraphone
Vier deutsche Tanze - Percussion Sextet
Vier Skizzen - Multiple Percussion
Zulu Welcome - Percussion Sextet
Zwolf Leichte Studien - Percussion Quartet



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