Compositions
Frank Bridge

(1879 - 1941)
Frank Bridge was born in 1879. As a boy he learned to play violin from his father, and had much early exposure to practical musicianship, playing in theatre and orchestras. At 17 he entered the Royal College of Music where he studied violin and composition. He later played viola in prominent quartets and was a respected conductor. After the war years 1914-18 Bridge's style grew in new directions. By 1923 Bridge had the good fortune of achieving creative independence through the aid of wealthy American arts patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. During this time he made several visits to America where he conducted some of his own works. He also built a cottage in East Sussex establishing there a quiet retreat for himself where he composed most of his later works. He died abruptly in early 1941.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Dance Poem

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tambourine, tam tam, triangle, snare drum, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached
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Dance Rhapsody

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Triangle, snare drum, tam tam, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached, celeste
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Enter Spring

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Triangle, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, celeste
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Isabella

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached, snare drum
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Mid of the Night

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals
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Oration

Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, triangle
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The Sea

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) snare drum, 2) triangle, 3) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 4) orchestral bass drum
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