Compositions
Anton von Webern

(1883 - 1945)
Sixty years after his death, Webern remains a composer whose music is more known about than known. During his lifetime he struggled for recognition, with limited success in his notoriously conservative home city of Vienna or beyond. Then the young lions of the post-war avant garde, led by Boulez and Stockhausen, began to set a new agenda for modern music. And so Webern was posthumously and polemically canonised as the founding father of modernism. He seemed to be the ideal composer to symbolise the modernist ideal of scrapping the musical past and starting again from scratch. It’s an image that still sticks.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Cantata No 1

Timpani + 3 percussion
Triangle, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam
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Cantata No 2

No Timpani + 1 percussion
C4 & D# tubular bells, glockenspiel
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Five Pieces

No Timpani + 4 percussion
2 deep bass bells, orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, tuned cowbells, snare drum
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Passacaglia

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle
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Six Pieces for Orchestra

Timpani + 5 percussion
2 deep bells, tam tam, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, ruthe, snare drum, glockenspiel, triangle
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