Detlev Glanert

(b. 1960)
Detlev Glanert studied with Henze in Cologne. He is acclaimed particularly for his operas and orchestral works which demonstrate lyrical gifts and a fascination with the Romantic past viewed from a modern perspective. Glanert is an admirer of Mahler for his expressive encompassing of the entire world, and Ravel for his glittering artificial surfaces. Glanert won the prestigious Rolf Liebermann Opera Prize in 1993 for The Mirror of the Great Emperor, staged at Mannheim in 1995 and Mönchengladbach in 1997 and the Bavarian Theatre Prize in 2001 for Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning, with numerous stage productions his most successful opera so far. His orchestral output includes three symphonies and concertos for piano and violin. Glanert's works have been conducted by, among others, Markus Stenz, Oliver Knussen, Kent Nagano, Semyon Bychkov, Donald Runnicles, Iván Fischer, Christian Thielemann and Jun Märkl.

Detlev Glanert Composition Timpani and Percussion Requirements


Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
1) Tubular bells, flexatone, glockenspiel, snare drum; 2) lion’s roar, 2 octaves crotales, flexatone, snare drum, sistrum, large suspended cymbal, 3) suspended cymbals small and large, water gong, snare drum, whip, 4) hammer and anvil, whip, large tam tam, bamboo pipes, 5) orchestral bass drum, wood block small, snare drum, sleigh bells, swannee whistle, harness bells, bell plate, celeste


Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Anvil, orchestral bass drum, 8 gongs, 3 tam tams, (high, medium, low), tubular bells, suspended cymbal, 3 wood blocks (high, medium, low), 2 tom toms (medium, low), maracas, guiro, snare drum, castanets, 2 octaves crotales, sizzle cymbal, marimba, whip, glockenspiel, triangle, vibraphone, ratchet, claves, bongos (high, medium), celeste

Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers (The Mirror of the Great Emperor)

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells, gongs D2 & F2, 2 x triangles, suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, sizzle cymbal, water gong, 3 tam tams (s/m/l), chains, flexatone, maracas, ratchet, tambourine, snare drum, whip, 4 wood blocks, 5 tom toms, log drum, orchestral bass drum, hammer & blocks, thundersheet small, 2 pairs of stones, wind machine, water effect, odaiko, celeste

Geheimer Raum (Secret Room. Chamber Sonata No.3)

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tubular bells, gongs (Eb2,G2), 2 x thundersheets (sm,med), bongos, grease-proof paper

Mahler/Skizze (Mahler/Sketch)

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
2 stones, water gong, large tam tam, thunder sheet, sizzle cymbal, wind machine, orchestral bass drum, 2 cowbells, ratchet, 2 octaves crotales, hammer & block, celeste

Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung (Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning)

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
I) whip, temple blocks, tubular bells, football ratchet, wood block, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, glockenspiel, anvil, tambourine, 2 tom toms, flexatone, Chinese cymbal, II) wind machine, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, football ratchet, suspended cymbal, gong(Eb), glockenspiel, anvil, Chinese cymbal. clash cymbals. wood block, snare drum, cow bell, III) flexatone, orchestral bass drum, 2 tam tams, (sm,lg), foot ball ratchet, xylophone, gong(Eb), wood drum, 3 tins cans, cardboard box, ratchet, whip, cowbell, celeste

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