Compositions
André Previn

(b. 1929)
André Previn was born in 1929 and is a composer, conductor and pianist. He left his native Germany in 1938 to live in Paris and to subsequently settle in Los Angeles in 1940. His early career of orchestrating film scores at MGM led quickly to conducting engagements of symphonic repertoire and on to an international career as Music Director of such orchestras as London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Pittsburgh. In the 1980s, he concentrated increasingly on compositions for the concert hall and opera. His own richly lyrical style underscores his love of the late Romantic and early 20th-century masterpieces of which his interpretations as conductor are internationally renowned.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Streetcar Named Desire

Timpani (doubling bass drum) + 2 percussion + celeste
2 suspended cymbals, vibraphone, tubular bells, snare drum, xylophone, medium orchestral bass drum, drum kit, claves, tam tam, 3 small gongs, whip, tom tom, piccolo snare drum, castanets, large orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Timpani + 1 percussion
Xylophone, tam tam, wood block, snare drum, orchestral bass drum
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Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tom tom, suspended cymbal, choke cymbal, triangle, claves, celeste
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Double Concerto for Violin and Contrabass

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal x 2, snare drum, whip, wood block, orchestral bass drum, claves, tambourine, 3 x triangles (S/M/L)
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Night Thoughts

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, celeste
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Owls

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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The Magic Number (soprano solo)

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, snare drum, celeste
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