Compositions
Antonin Dvorak

(1841 - 1904)
Antonin Dvorak was in 1841 in what is now the Czech Republic. Antonin's parents recognized his musical talent, and at the age of six he began his musical training. He studied music in Prague and graduated as an accomplished violin and viola player before he was 20 years old. While teaching, he fell in love with one of his students. In an attempt to win her heart, he wrote a song cycle called, Cypress Trees. In 1875 Dvorak composed his second string quintet. A performance of this work attracted the attention of German composer Johannes Brahms. Brahms contacted a music publisher in Vienna who commissioned Dvorak to write his first set of Slavonic Dances. This work was published in 1878 and became an immediate success. In 1892 Dvorak moved to America to accept a position as head of the National Conservatory of Music. While in America he wrote his Symphony No. 9 "New World Symphony". The New York Philharmonic's premiere performance created a sensation at Carnegie Hall in 1893.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Carnival Overture

Timpani
Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
3 percussion
Tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle
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Cello Concerto

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
1 percussion
Triangle
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Otello - Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) orchestral bass drum
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Rusalka

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) triangle, tam tam, 2) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 3) orchestral bass drum
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Scherzo Capriccioso

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) triangle, 3) orchestral bass drum
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Slavonic Dance

Timpani + 3 percussion
Triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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Slavonic Rhapsody

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) triangle
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Song to the Moon

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) triangle
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Symphonic Variations

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle
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Symphony No 3

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) triangle, 3) orchestral bass drum
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Symphony No 5

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle
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Symphony No 9

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
1 percussion
Triangle, suspended cymbal
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Te Deum

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tubular bells, triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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The Golden Spinning Wheel

Timpani + 3 percussion
Triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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The Noonday Witch

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) triangle, tubular bell A nat 2) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 3) orchestral bass drum
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The Water Goblin/Sprite

Timpani + 4 percussion
Bb tubular bell, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tam tam
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The Wood Dove

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) triangle, 2) clash cymbals, 3) orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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To Nature - Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) triangle, 2) clash cymbals
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