Compositions
Alberto Ginastera

(1916 - 1983)
Alberto Ginastera first came to international attention in the1940s with two ballet scores, Panambí and Estancia, employing a nationalist style. From 1952 onwards he combined folklore style with serial techniques. The late 1950s and 60s saw a series of major US premieres, including Piano Concerto No.1 (Washington), Violin Concerto (New York Philharmonic/Bernstein), Harp Concerto (Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy) and Don Rodrigo (New York City Opera). In 1967 Ginastera's second opera Bomarzo was premiered in Washington but the Buenos Aires production was banned for political reasons and not staged until 1972. He married the cellist Aurora Natola in 1971 and left Argentina for a new home in Geneva. Ginastera's late works, in which folk influences are fully subsumed into a rich and multi-coloured modern idiom, include opera Beatrix Cenci, Glosses for orchestra, Piano Concerto No.2 and two cello concertos.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Beatrix Cenci

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, 3 x sets tubular bells, xylophone, wood chimes, 3 flexatones, 3 Chinese gongs, Javanese gong, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, 5 bongos, 5 congas, 5 tom toms, cowbells, tambourine, triangle, wood block, tam tam, whip, ratchet, 2 octaves crotales, temple blocks, celeste
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Bomarzo

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, tubular bells, 3 crotales, 3 suspended cymbals, bongos, 5 cowbells, tambourine, 2 thunder sheets, 2 x wood chimes, glockenspiel, 3 triangles, 3 tam tam, 5 tom toms, temple blocks, 3 x tambourine, sleigh bells, whip, 8 small suspended cymbals, 3 low Chinese gongs, 2 snare drums, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, 5 wood blocks, tambourine, ratchet, hyoshigi, celeste
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Don Rodrigo

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
3 x snare drums, 3 crotales, 3 triangles, 3 suspended cymbals. clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, 25 bells, 3 tam tams, ratchet, whip, tambourine, 2 small anvils, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Estancia

Timpani + 5 percussion
Xylophone, triangle, tambourine, castanets, clash cymbals, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, snare drum, tam tam
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Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
3 crotales, flexatone, glockenspiel, xylophone, 4 cowbells, large suspended cymbal,  small suspended cymbal, 2 tam tam, triangle, claves, maracas, temple blocks, wood block, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, military snare drum, sandpaper blocks, swanee whistle, celeste
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Harp Concerto

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
2 crotales, glockenspiel, xylophone, 3 bongos, 4 tom toms, 4 cowbells, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, triangle, piccolo triangle, claves, guiro, maracas, wood block, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine tenor drum, celeste
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Panambi

Timpani + 6 percussion
Xylophone, tambourine, snare drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, 3 x orchestral bass drum, claves
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Piano Concerto No.1

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, tambourine, castanets, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 tom toms, 2 crotales, triangle, 2 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, tam tam, celeste
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Piano Concerto No.2

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
3 Chinese gongs, 3 crotales, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, 5 bongos, 5 congas, 3 tom toms, 5 cowbells, clash cymbals, 6 suspended cymbals, 3 triangles, 3 bamboo bells, guiro, temple blocks, 5 x wood blocks, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, tenor drum, celeste
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Popol Vue

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
5 bongos, temple blocks, maracas, guiro, suspended cymbal, xylophone, 5 congas,  5 wood blocks, chocolho, reco-reco, small tam tam, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, log drum, snare drum, cuica, small suspended cymbal, flexatone, celeste
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Violin Concerto

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
6 crotales, glockenspiel, tubular bells, marimba, xylophone, 3 bongos, 3 timbales, 3 tom toms, 3 suspended cymbals, triangle, 3 tam tams, claves, guiro, maracas, reco-reco, 6 temple blocks, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, tenor drum, celeste
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