Carl Vine first came to prominence in Australia as a composer of music for dance, with 25 dance scores to his credit. His catalogue includes seven symphonies, seven concertos, music for film, television and theatre, electronic music and numerous chamber works. His piano music is played frequently around the world. Although primarily a composer of modern 'classical' music he has undertaken tasks as diverse as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Olympic Games (1996 Atlanta Olympics, 'Sydney 2000' presentation). Born in Perth, he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with John Exton at the University of Western Australia. Moving to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freelance pianist and composer with a wide range of ensembles, theatre and dance companies over the following decades.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
Timpani + 3 percussion
2 tam tams, 2 anvils, snare drum, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, tubular bells, bell tree, suspended cymbal, 3 tom toms, orchestral bass drum
No Timpani + 4 percussion
Timpani, 4 timbales, tam tam, 2 anvils, 2 wood blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, xylophone, crotales, 2 orchestral bass drums, 4 tom toms, 2 bongos, marimba, tubular bells, snare drum, 2 brake drums, 2 temple bells, vibraphone, glockenspiel
Timpani + 2 percussion
Tam tam, glockenspiel, bongos, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, 3 tom toms, xylophone