Compositions
Ernest Bloch

(1880 - 1959)
The creator of music of great spiritual expression, Ernest Bloch was born on 24 July 1880 in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied violin with Louis Rey and composition with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze and later studied under Eugene Ysaye and Francois Rasse in Brussels. Bloch's principal training was in Frankfurt with Iwan Knorr who most influenced the composer's distinct musical personality. Bloch appropriated established and novel musical elements into highly dramatic scores, often influenced by philosophical, poetic, or religious themes. A masterly composer of music for strings Bloch wrote four string quartets, Schelomo--A Hebrew Rhapsody and A Voice in the Wilderness which are deeply emotional works and rank among the most distinguished achievements in the neo-romantic idiom of early 20th-century music.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Hiver-Printemps

Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle
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In the Night

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, celeste
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Poems of the Sea

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, snare drum, triangle, celeste
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Schelomo

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tam tam, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tambourine, suspended cymbal
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Scherzo Fantastique

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tam tam, wood block, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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Symphony in Eb

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum
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Trois Poems Juifs (Three Jewish Poems)

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, clash cymbals, tubular bells (B3 & G3), tambourine, celeste
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