Compositions
Giya Kancheli

(b. 1935)
Born in Tbilisi on 10 August 1935, Giya Kancheli is Georgia's most distinguished living composer and a leading figure in the world of contemporary music. Kancheli's scores are filled with haunting aural images, varied colors and textures, sharp contrasts and shattering climaxes. His music draws inspiration from Georgian folklore and sings with a heartfelt, yet refined emotion. Kancheli is best-known as a composer of symphonies and other large-scale works and has written seven symphonies and a "liturgy" for viola and orchestra, Mourned by the Wind. The advent of glasnost brought growing exposure for and recognition of Kancheli's distinctive musical voice, leading to prestigious commissions and increasingly frequent performances in Europe and America. In recent seasons, world premieres of specially commissioned works have taken place in Seattle and New York North American premieres of major scores by Kancheli have been presented by the Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and at the Vancouver International New Music Festival. In May 2002, he returned to these shores for the eagerly awaited premiere performances of Don't Grieve, a commission by the San Francisco Symphony for baritone and orchestra, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as soloist and Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

... A La Duduki

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba
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And Farewell Goes Out Sighing

Timpani + 5 percussion
Triangle, claves, tubular bells, chimes, mark tree, temple blocks, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba
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Diplipito

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Bongos, tam tam, tubular bells
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Lament

Timpani + 7 percussion
Triangle, wood block, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tubular bells, glockenspiel
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Life Without Christmas - "Midday Prayers"

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal
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Noch einen Schritt... Another step

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, large tam tam, tubular bells, xylophone
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Rokwa

Timpani + 6 percussion
5 tom toms, bongos, snare drum, tambourine, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone
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Simi (Freudenleere Gedanken)

Timpani + 6 percussion
Triangle, wood block, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum , clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, glockenspiel
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Styx

Timpani + 5 percussion
Triangle, mark tree, temple blocks, 4 tom toms, tuned cowbells, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals. suspended cymbal, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone
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Symphony No 3

Timpani + 6 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, 3 tom toms, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 4 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, church bells, tubular bells - church bells (off stage)
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Symphony No 5

Timpani + 5 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals
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Symphony No 6

Timpani + 8 percussion
Tambourine,, tom tom, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbal, suspended cymbal, tubular bells, church bells
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Symphony No 7 'Epilogue'

Timpani + 5 percussion
Triangle, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam,  tambourine, snare drum, tubular bells
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Symphony No.1

Timpani + 6 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tubular bells, xylophone
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Symphony No.2 'Chants'

Timpani + 8 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 4 suspended cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, marimba
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Trauerfarbenes Land (Land of the Colour of Sorrow)

Timpani + 7 percussion
Tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone
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Warzone

Timpani + 5 percussion
Triangle, mark tree, claves, 2 octaves crotales, temple blocks, 2 cow bells, 3 bongos, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, splash cymbal, ride cymbal, glockenspiel, tam tam, tubular bells, xylophone, vibraphone
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Wingless (Flugellos)

Timpani + 5 percussion
Tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel
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