Compositions
David Horne

(b. 1970)
David Horne is a Scottish-born composer who captured attention in his late-teens with an impressive series of chamber ensemble works. After composition studies in the USA he returned to live in the UK. His music shows flair for rapid figuration, clarity of expression, and idiomatic instrumentation, within a classical modernist aesthetic. His works have been commissioned by leading soloists including percussionist Evelyn Glennie, violist Nobuko Imai, and pianist Boris Berezowsky and performed by leading groups including BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Nash Ensemble. As an accomplished pianist he his made Proms debut in 1990 and was composer in Residence with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2000-04).

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Blunt Instruments

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, 5 temple bells, whip, 2 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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Broken Instruments

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, tubular bells, 5 temple blocks, suspended cymbal
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Concerto for Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, 5 temple blocks, vibraslap, orchestral bass drum, flexatone, 2 octaves crotales, tubualar bells, vibraphone, 2 wood blocks, tam tam, guiro, whip, 2 octaves crotales, 5 temple blocks, marimba, claves, ratchet, 3 cow bells, tam tam, whip
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Concerto for Six Players

No Timpani + 1 percussion
2 octaves crotales, 3 suspended cymbal, 4 temple blocks, bongos, 3 tom toms, vibraphone, marimba
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Disembodied Instruments

No Timpani + 1 percussion
2 octaves crotales, marimba, triangle, 5 temple blocks, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal
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Disintegration I

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Hi hat, 2 suspended cymbal, bongos, 3 tom toms, pedal bass drum, guiro, wood block, marimba, vibraphone, temple blocks, tambourine, maracas, sandpaper blocks
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Fireflies

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, flexatone, vibraphone, tam tam, 2 octaves crotales
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Fixation

Timpani + 3 percussion
Marimba, suspended cymbal, whip, glockenspiel, claves, bongos, orchestral bass drum, 5 temple blocks, 2 congas, tam tam
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Flex

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, temple blocks
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Friend of the People

Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, 3 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, whip, 5 temple blocks, anvil
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Glow

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, 2 suspended cymbals
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Ignition

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, marimba, 4 tom toms, 2 wood blocks, tam tam, vibraphone, 5 suspended cymbals, 5 temple blocks, whip, tenor drum orchestral bass drum, claves, 2 octaves crotales
Percussion soloist: 4 tom toms, bongos, orchestral bass drum 5 temple blocks, 3 cow bells, vibraphone, marimba, 2 octaves crotales
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Persistence

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, suspended cymbal, guiro, claves, 2 octaves crotales, suspended cymbal, bongos, marimba, suspended cymbal, 4 temple bells, bass bow
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Phantom Moon

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, 2 suspended cymbal, darabuka, 2 bongos, 3 timbales, 2 shakers, orchestral bass drum, 2 timpani, Chinese cymbal, tam tam. hi hat, snare drum, 2 triangles
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Piano Concerto

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, 2 timpani, celeste
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Reaching Out

No Timpani - solo percussion
2 pairs bongos (med-hi, med-hi), 4 tom toms, (lo-hi), 2 timbales (lo-hi), orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, 5 temple blocks, 3 wood blocks, tam tam, bell tree
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Restless Feeling

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Marimba, 2 octaves crotales, 2 tam tams, tambourine, 5 temple blocks, pedal bass drum, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, vibraphone, glockenspiel, timpani, 3 tom toms
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Rush

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, bongos, 3 tom-toms, 4 temple blocks
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Sparks

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 3 tom toms, 3 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum, whip, 4 temple blocks
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Spike

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales
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The Burning Babe

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, snare drum
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The Turning of the Tide

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Timpani, large suspended cymbal, 5 temple blocks
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The Year's Midnight

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, tubular bells, marimba, whip, orchestral bass drum, temple blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, tam tam, celeste
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Travellers

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, 2 octaves crotales, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, marimba, temple blocks
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