Compositions
Darius Milhaud

(1892 - 1974)
Darius Milhaud was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six - also known as the Groupe des Six - and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. Born to a Jewish family in Aix-en-Provence, Milhaud studied in Paris at the Paris Conservatory where he met his fellow group members Arthur Honegger and Germaine Tailleferre. He studied composition under Charles Widor and harmony and counterpoint with André Gédalge. On a trip to the US in 1922, he discovered jazz, which left a great impact on his musical outlook. He left France in 1939 and emigrated to America in 1940 where he secured a teaching post at Mills College in Oakland, California. From 1947 to 1971 he taught alternate years at Mills and the Paris Conservatoire; Notable students of Milhaud include Iannis Xenakis, Morton Subotnick, Dave Brubeck, Burt Bacharach and Steve Reich. Poor health, which caused him to use a wheelchair during his later years compelled him to retire.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Amor and Psyche

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, tam tam, wood block, tom tom, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Ballade symphonique

Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, tom tom, clash cymbals, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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Cello Concerto No 1

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, tambour provencal, castanets, tenor drum, triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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Concerto for Oboe

Timpani + 1 percussion
Wood block, 2 tom toms, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, whip, tam tam
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Concerto lyrique

Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, xylophone, bongos, 2 tom toms, clash cymbals
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La Creation du Monde

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25 (Hi 'D' & 'F#'!! Best done on roto toms)
1 percussion
Tambourine, tambour, suspended cymbal, wood block, metal block, wood block, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached
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Symphony No.2

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

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Symphony No.4

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, snare drum
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