Compositions
Bela Bartok

(1881 - 1945)
Béla Bartók was born on March 25 1881 and died on September 26, 1945. His was born in Nagyszentmiklós (Great St Nicholas) which became Sînnicolau Mare, Romania. He was one of the the great Hungarian composers and easily one of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century. He shared with his friend Zoltán Kodály, another leading Hungarian composer, a passion for ethnomusicology. His music was invigorated by the themes, modes, and rhythmic patterns of the Hungarian and other folk music traditions he studied, which he synthesized with influences from his contemporaries into his own distinctive style.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Rhapsody No.2 - Violin and Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, celeste
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Bluebeard's Castle

2 Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 + 29 Prem 32/30/28/25 + 30
2 percussion
2 xylophones, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, triangle
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Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, celeste
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Concerto for Orchestra

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam
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Dance Suite

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
3 or 4 percussion
Tam tam, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, snare drum piccolo, field drum
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Five Hungarian Folk Songs

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Four Orchestral Pieces Op 12

Timpani
Int'l 32/32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28/25
3 percussion + 1 celeste
Tam tam, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, triangle, snare drum, celeste
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Hungarian Sketches

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, triangle, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals
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Kossuth

Timpani + 1 percussion
Tam tam, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Mikrokosmos Suite

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, xylophone, tom tom, clash cymbals, sleigh bells, tam tam, triangle, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, ratchet, celeste
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Miraculous Mandarin

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 (+ 26 for comfort) Prem 32/30/28 (+ 25 for comfort)
5 percussion + 1 celeste
Xylophone, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, triangle, snare drum piccolo, field drum, tam tam, celeste
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Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25 Hi G
3 percussion + 1 celeste
2 x clash cymbals, snare drum piccolo, snare drum, tam tam, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Piano Concerto No 1

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
3 percussion
Tam tam, 2 snare drum, snare drum piccolo, triangle, orchestral bass drum, 4 suspended cymbals
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Piano Concerto No 2

Timpani
Int'l 32/32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28/25
2 percussion
Tam tam, triangle, tambourine, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, snare drum
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Piano Concerto No 3

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Tam tam, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, xylophone, clash cymbals
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Rhapsody No.1 - Violin and Orchestra

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle
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Suite No.2

Timpani + 2 percussion
Gong, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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The Wooden Prince

Timpani + 5 / 6 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, tam tam, castanets, snare drum, triangle, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals
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Two Portraits

Timpani + 4 percussion
Clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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Viola Concerto

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals small, clash cymbals large
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Violin Concerto No 1

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle, orchestral bass drum
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Violin Concerto No 2

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/28/25
3 percussion + 1 celeste
Tam tam, 2 snare drum, triangle, orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, celeste
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