Compositions
Benjamin Lees

(1924 - 2010)
Benjamin Lees was renowned for his works featuring concertante group and orchestra: his Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1964) has been performed by more than 35 ensembles. In 1954 Benjamin received the Guggenheim Fellowship award which enabled him to live in Europe and remove himself from the American art music scene. Lees wrote in an extended tonal idiom, with shifting metres shaping an underlying pulse. Benjamin Lees works were by the commissioned by the Dallas, Detroit, Houston, National, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, among others.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Borealis

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel
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Celebration

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 wood blocks, 5 temple blocks, castanets, maracas, 3 tom toms, 5 field drums
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Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Concerto for Horn and Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, tam tam, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Concerto for Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, clash cymbals, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra

Timpani + 7 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, field drum, tom tom, maracas, bongos, 2 wood blocks, temple blocks, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals. finger cymbals, tambourine, anvil, tam tam, small tam tam, castanets, triangle, glockenspiel, wind chimes
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Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Constellations

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 wood block, 5 temple blocks, orchestral bass drum, castanets, maracas, 3 tom toms, 5 field drums, clash cymbals, snare drum, gong
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Divertimento-Burlesca

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Double Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, wood block, temple blocks, tam tam, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, finger cymbals, castanets, glockenspiel, tubular bells
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Echoes of Normandy

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, snare drum, tenor drum, wood block, temple blocks
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Etudes

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, castanets, temple blocks, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Mobiles

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, clash cymbals, high & low wood block, tam tam, castanets, glass chimes, glockenspiel, tubular bells
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Passacaglia for Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, temple blocks, wood block, glockenspiel, xylophone, tubular bells
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Piano Concerto No.1

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Piano Concerto No.2

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, anvil, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, 2 wood blocks, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Portrait of Rodin

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tam tam, snare drum, clash cymbals, gourd, finger cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, tubular bells
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Prologue, Capriccio, and Epilogue

Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, clash cymbals, tam tam, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Scarlatti Portfolio

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, castanets, tambourine, triangle, glockenspiel
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Silhouettes

Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, wood block, tam tam, tambourine
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Spectrum

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle
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Symphony No.2

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum

Symphony No.3

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, tam tam, temple blocks, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum

Symphony No.4 'Memorial Candles'

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, temple blocks, tambourine,  tam tam, glockenspiel, tubular bells, xylophone, triangle
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Symphony No.5 'Kalmar Nyckel'

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, snare drum clash cymbals, wood block, field drum, triangle, castanets, tambourine, celeste
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Variations

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, clash cymbals, finger cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, castanets, temple blocks, wood block,. orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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Visions of Poets

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, tenor drum
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