Compositions
Charles Ives

(1874 - 1954)
Born in Danbury, Connecticut on 20 October 1874, Charles Ives pursued what is perhaps one of the most extraordinary and paradoxical careers in American music history. Businessman by day and composer by night, Ives's vast output has gradually brought him recognition as the most original and significant American composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A fascination with bi-tonal forms, polyrhythms, and quotation was nurtured by his father who Ives would later acknowledge as the primary creative influence on his musical style. Ironically, much of Ives's work would not be heard until his virtual retirement from music and business in 1930. Henry Cowell was perhaps the most significant figure in fostering public and critical attention for Ives's music, publishing several of the composer's works in his New Music Quarterly. In 1947, Ives was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 3, according him a much deserved modicum of international renown. Soon after, his works were taken up and championed by such leading conductors as Leonard Bernstein and, at his death in 1954, he had witnessed a rise from obscurity to a position of unsurpassed eminence among the world's leading performers and musical institutions.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Hampshire Suite

Timpani + 2 percussion
Anvil, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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A set of Three Pieces

Timpani + 3 percussion
Bass bells, Bb, Db, G, Ab, A nat, C4. C4 to F4 chromatic. Hi G, A, Bb
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Central Park in the Dark

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached
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Divertimento

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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Fantasia

Timpani + 1 percussion
Xylophone, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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From the Steeples to the Mountains

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) bells C4-C5, 2) bells D2-Db3, 3) bells B3-B4, 4) bells C3-C4
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Galop Joyeux

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Mam'zelle Angot

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, snare drum, triangle, xylophone, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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Psalm 90

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) high bells (A, G#, C), 2) Low bells (E, D, C, G, A), 3) Low bells ( C#, A, F), 4) low C gong, low C bell plate
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Suite No.1 in Eb

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) snare drum, 2) orchestral bass drum
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Three Places in New England

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached
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Tuba Suite

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, triangle, snare drum, tambourine
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William Byrd Suite

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, gong, tubular bells, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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