Compositions
Frederick Delius

(1862 - 1934)
Frederick Delius was born in 1862 in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family of German extraction. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation, where he neglected his managerial duties so began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived. Delius's first successes came in Germany, where Hans Haym and other conductors promoted his music from the late 1890s. In Delius's native Britain, it was 1907 before his music made regular appearances in concert programmes, after Thomas Beecham took it up.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Brigg Fair

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, triangle
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La Calinda

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) triangle, 3) tambourine (can be doubled for smoothness!)
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March Caprice (Arr Beecham)

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) snare drum, 2) clash cymbals, 3) triangle, 4) orchestral bass drum
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Mass of Life

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, triangle, 2) tubular bells (F# & G#) clash cymbals, 3) snare drum, triangle, 4) tam tam, castanets
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Paris

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, castanets, triangle, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal,tam tam, glockenspiel
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Sea Drift

Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum
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Sleigh Ride

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) sleighbells, 2) clash cymbals
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Suite from A Village Romeo and Juliet

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, triangle, tenor drum, clash cymbals
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The Walk to Paradise Garden

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, triangle, tenor drum, clash cymbals
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