Compositions
Aaron Copland

(1900 - 1990)
Aaron Copland was born on November 14th 1900. He was one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century. By incorporating popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions, he created pieces both exceptional and innovative. As a spokesman for the advancement of indigenous American music, Copland made great strides in liberating it from European influence.  One of Copland's most famous works include “El Salón México” with its roots in Mexican folk music. In his search for the widest audience, Copland began composing for the movies and ballet. Among his most popular compositions for film are those for “Of Mice and Men” (1939), “Our Town ” (1940), and “The Heiress” (1949), which won him an Academy Award for best score.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Appalachian Spring

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Wood block, tabor, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, triangle, claves, suspended cymbal
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Billy the Kid

Timpani + 4 percussion
Triangle, wood block, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, sleigh bells, glockenspiel, guiro, xylophone
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Dance Symphony

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, wood block, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, ratchet, celeste
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Danzon Cubano

Timpani + 5 percussion
Xylophone, latin cowbell, clash cymbals, claves, guiro, maracas, temple blocks, wood block, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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El Salon Mexico

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
4 percussion
Temple blocks, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, clash cymbals, guiro, wood block
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Fanfare for the Common Man

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tam tam
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Timpani + 5 percussion
1) xylophone, snare drum, ratchet, castanets, 2) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, Tambour Provencaal, wood block, starting pistol, 3) orchestral bass drum, ratchet, 4) maracas, tam tam, 5) slapstick/gavel
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Inscape

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tabor, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, clash cymbals, 3 x suspended cymbals, snare drum, tenor drum, triangle, orchestral bass drum
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Lincoln Portrait

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) snare drum, glockenspiel, tam tam, 2) xylophone, sleighbells, 3) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 4) orchestral bass drum
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