Rondo (Holly)

From TEK Percussion Database
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rich Holly

General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HoneyRock
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $10.00




Program Notes


Rich Holly has written a new solo timpani work entitled Rondo for Timpani. Holly uses the standard four drums in this three-page composition and applys some performance ideas from the marimba for added contrast. The work begins quietly as the player, using four mallets, plays a one-handed roll pedal tone. This sets the stage as the main theme is stated. A great deal of pedaling is required in this melodic theme, but all of the pedal changes are clear and accessible. The music grows faster as “marimba-like” permutations are played around the timpani. Stickings are well placed as the form changes into an energetic rhythmical section that is attractive but challenging. The player changes to two mallets in the middle of the piece and then returns to four mallets at the end as the rondo form would suggest. Rondo for Timpani is a fine solo. It is musically interesting, technically challenging and it is not too long. Educators and students will enjoy this work as it finds its way to recitals of all levels. Mark Ford, April 1994[1]



Commercial Discography

Recent Performances

To submit a performance please join the TEK Percussion Database

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Battlestations II - Percussion Quartet
Homage a mi amigo - Percussion Duo
Nora's Dancer - Marimba
Rondo (Holly) - Timpani
Sonata for Timpani (Holly) - Timpani
Timbrangles - Multiple Percussion
You're Makin' Me Dizzy - Congas

Additional Resources