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concerto for timpani

By Eric Rodis

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Percussion Ensemble Percussion Ensemble (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Chimes, Vibraphone, 2 marimbas--(1) low A, (1) low F, 5 timpani, Drums (bass drum, low tom, field drum, snare drum, bongos), Cymbals (2 suspended cymbals, crash cymbals, sizzle cymbal, hi-hat, china cymbal, ride cymbal), Accessori) - Med-Advanced
Concerto for timpani. Composed by Eric Rodis. Percussion Ensembles. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 7'30. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE-48. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-48).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-48

Colossus features a timpani soloist with accompaniment from seven percussionists, most of whom play multipercussion setups. The piece features strong themes throughout, with all voices painting a very well-orchestrated picture. The timpanist is featured both in a melodic role as well as in a more primal, rhythmic role. Precise markings help spell out every nuance, and the form is well-paced. The concerto features a dramatic cadenza just before the main material recapitulates into an explosive conclusion. Eric Rodis won 3rd prize in the Percussive Arts Society composition contest in 2002 with Colossus which makes a great showpiece to feature the timpanist in an accessible way.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

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