Compositions
Dominick Argento

(b. 1927)
Dominick Argento is considered to be America's leading composer of lyric opera. He has written thirteen operas most of which have been performed in both Europe and the U.S. The majority of his music is vocal and it displays a natural dramatic impulse. In a predominantly tonal context, his music freely combines tonality, atonality and 12-tone writing. Dominick Argento won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for his song cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. Other notable works include his opera in one act, Postcard from Morocco (1971), Casa Guidi (1983), five songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra and an opera in two acts, Miss Havisham's Fire (1979, rev.2000).

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Ring of Time

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) Tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, snare drum, 2)  tubular bells, small & large triangle, small tam tam, bell tree, tenor drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 3) tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, large tam tam, 2 octaves crotales, brass wind chimes
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A Water Bird Talk

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, marimba, suspended cymbal, celeste
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Capriccio ("Rossini in Paris")

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, tubular bells, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, bell tree, triangle, tambourine, wood block, 2 octaves crotales, temple bell, whip
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Casa Guidi

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, bell tree, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle, clash cymbals, snare drum, shell chimes
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Casanova's Homecoming

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Temple bell, tam tam, ckash cymbals, triangle, maracas, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, wind chimes, 2 octaves crotales, tambourine, bell tree, snare drum tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, tubular bells, bell in A, 2 brake drums (H & L), celeste
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Christopher Sly : Opera

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, triangle, tambourine, wood block, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, xylophone
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Colonel Jonathan the Saint

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tubular bells, glockenspiel, bells, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, celeste
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Fire Variations

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, small & large triangle, small & large anvil, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Four Seascapes

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, bell tree, tubular bells, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, mark tree, snare drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, tam tam, whip, shell chimes, triangle, xylophone
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In Praise of Music

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Bell tree, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, bongos, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, mark tree, shell chimes, bamboo chimes, temple bell, 2 octave crotales, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, celeste
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Jonah and the Whale

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubuklar bells, marimba, xylphone, bongos, timpani, tom tom, bell tree, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 2 tam tams, triangle, bamboo chimes, maracas, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, 2 tambourines
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Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, bell tree, tubular bells, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, snare drum, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tom tom, temple bell, triangle, mark tree, wind machine, vibraphone, xylophone
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Miss Havisham's Fire

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, tubular bells, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, whip, triangle, tambourine, steel plate, anvil, bell tree, temple bell, wind chimes, celeste
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Miss Havisham's Wedding Night

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, tam tam, temple bell, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, wood block, wind chimes, celeste
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Ode to the West Wind

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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Postcard from Morocco - Opera

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tom tom, clash cymbals, triangle, temple bell, 2 octaves crotales, castanets, tubular bells, wind chimes, maracas, celeste
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Reverie

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, bell tree, tubular bells, glockenspiel, tambourine, whip
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Songs about Spring

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, celeste
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Te Deum (Verba Domini cum verbis populi)

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, tubular bells, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, bell tree, triangle, tam tam, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, 2 octaves crotales, celeste
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The Aspern Papers

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, triangle, bell tree, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, tubular bells, large bell, anvil, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, bamboo wind chimes, maracas, celeste
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The Boor

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, triangle, snare drum, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine
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The Boor : Overture to the Opera

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, triangle, snare drum
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The Bremen-Town Musicians

Timpani + 2 percussion + marimba solo
Snare drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, wood block, castanets, sounds of shattering glass
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The Dream of Valentino - Opera

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, bell tree, castanets, tubular bells, choke cymbal, claves, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, maracas, snare drum, steel plate, suspended cymbal, tambourine, tam tam, temple bell, timbales, triangle, celeste
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The Masque of Angels - Opera

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbals, tubular bells, glockenspiel, tambourine, sleigh bells, triangle
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The Resurrection of Don Juan

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine
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The Revelation of St John the Divine

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, vibraphone, xylophone, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, whip, snare drum, tenor drum, celeste
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The Shoemakers' Holiday

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, snare drum, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, tubular bells, tambourine, ratchet, suspended cymbal, wood block
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The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, brake drum, bamboo wind chimes, wood block, temple bell, large bell in A, triangle, glockenspiel, temple bell, triangle, glockenspiel, tubular bells, castanets, tam tam, tom tom, anvil, claves, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, ratchet, large and small maracas, bell tree, tenor drum, 4 gongs, celeste
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Valentino Dances

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, glockenspiel, tam tam, clash cymbals, bell tree, castanets, claves, maracas, suspended cymbal, snare drum, orchestral bass drum
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Variations for Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone,clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, ratchet, whip, snare drum, tambourine
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