Compositions
Arnold Bax

(1883 - 1953)
Sir Arnold Bax was one of the leading British composers to flourish between the two world wars. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and his discovery of the writings of Yeats prompted a fascination with Celtic culture. His music has strong moods contrasting lyricism and tragedy. Arnold Bax composed a series of tone poems in the 1910s including In the Faerie Hills (1909), The Garden of Fand (1913-16), November Woods (1917) and his Tristanesque seascape Tintagel (1917-19). Arnold Bax turned to abstract forms in the 1920s including chamber music, the launch of his series of seven symphonies and the choral work Mater Ora Filium (1921).

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

London Pageant

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, gong, triangle, glockenspiel, tubular bells
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The Garden of Fand - Tone poem

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, celeste
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The Happy Forest -Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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The Tale the Pine-Trees knew - Tone poem

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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A Legend - Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel
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Christmas Eve

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, celeste
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Concertante for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, glockenspiel
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, tambourine, clash cymbals
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Cortège

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, triangle
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Festival Overture

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel
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Four Orchestral Pieces

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, castanets, glockenspiel, tambourine
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From Dusk till Dawn - Ballet

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, wind machine
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In Memoriam

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals
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In the Faery Hills - Tone poem

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, celeste
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Malta, G.C. (George Cross) Film music

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong
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Mediterranean

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tambourine, castanets, glockenspiel
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Northern Ballad No.1 - Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, glockenspiel
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Northern Ballad No.2 - Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel
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November Woods Tone poem

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, celeste
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Nympholept - Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Oliver Twist - Film music

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Overture to a Picaresque Comedy

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, ratchet, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Overture to Adventure

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel
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Overture, Elegy and Rondo

Timpani + 3 percussion
Suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel
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Pæan

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbal, gong, tubular bells
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Prelude for a Solemn Occasion (Northern Ballad No 3)

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, triangle, gong, glockenspiel
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Rogue’s Comedy Overture

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, gong, ratchet, triangle. glockenspiel
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Rosc-catha - Tone poem

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, military drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, glockenspiel
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Russian Suite

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle
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Spring Fire

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphonic Scherzo

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No.1

Timpani + 5 percusson + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, triangle, tubular bells, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No.2

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No.3

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, anvil, celeste
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Symphony No.4

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No.5

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, glockenspiel
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Symphony No.6

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, triangle, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No.7

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, gong, triangle, glockenspiel
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Tamara - Ballet

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, castanets, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, tubular bells
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Tintagel

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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Variations

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle
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Winter Legends for Piano and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel
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Work in Progress - Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tambourine, clash cymbals, triangle
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