Compositions
Dmitri Shostakovich

(1906 - 1975)
Dmitri Shostakovich was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Leon Trotsky's chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. Nevertheless, he received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR and the USSR. After a period influenced by Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky, Shostakovich developed a hybrid style as exemplified by Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. This single work juxtaposed a wide variety of trends, including the neo-classical style and post-Romanticism (after Gustav Mahler). Sharp contrasts and elements of the grotesque characterize much of his music.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Age of Gold (Ballet)

Timpani + 5/6 percussion
Snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, wood block, triangle, tambourine, tam tam, xylophone
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Cello Concerto No 2

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tom tom, tambourine, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, wood block, whip
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Festival Overture

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle
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Piano Concerto No 2

Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum
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Symphony No 1

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
4 percussion
Glockenspiel, tam tam, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle
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Symphony No 10

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/26 Prem 32/30/28/28
3 percussion
Xylophone, snare drum, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, tambourine
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Symphony No 11

Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, tam tam, xylophone, tubular bells G, Bb, B, C
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Symphony No 12

Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle
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Symphony No 13

Timpani + 5 percussion
G, G#, Bb, C#, F, Bb bass bells, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tam tam, castanets, whip, wood block, xylophone, tambourine
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Symphony No 14

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, xylophone, whip, wood block, 3 tom toms, castanets, bass tubular bells D3, Bb, B, Db4
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Symphony No 15

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
6 percussion
Wood block, whip, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tom tom, tam tam
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle
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Symphony No 3

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, tam tam, triangle, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal
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Symphony No 4

2 Timpani + 6 percussion
Tam tam, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, castanets, wood block, clash cymbals, snare drum
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Symphony No 5

Timpani
Int'l 32/39/26/26 Prem 32/30/28/28
4 percussion
Xylophone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, tam tam, triangle, glockenspiel
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Symphony No 6

Timpani + 5 percussion
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, snare drum, tam tam, tambourine, triangle
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Symphony No 7

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
6 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, snare drum, xylophone, tam tam, tambourine
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Symphony No 8

Timpani
Int'l 32/39/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
6 percussion
Tam tam, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle, tambourine
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Symphony No 9

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle, tambourine
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