Compositions
Gordon Crosse

(b. 1937)
Gordon Crosse was born in 1937 in Bury, Lancashire. In 1961 he gained a first class honours degree at Oxford after which he did two years’ research on early fifteenth-century music, part of 1962 being spent studying with Petrassi in Rome. Since 1964 he has held various appointments at the Universities of Birmingham and Essex, and was for two years Composer-in-Residence at King’s College, Cambridge. In 1976, the year in which he won the Cobbett Medal, he returned to his home in Suffolk to devote all his time to composition, but in 1977 spent one year as Visiting Professor in Composition at the University of California.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Celebration

Timpani + 4 percussion
Ratchet, xylophone, bongos, temple block, 2 x wood blocks, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 2 x snare drums, glockenspiel, tambourine, whip
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Ceremony

Timpani + 4 percussion
Wood block, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, tambourine, whip, triangle, tenor drum
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Changes

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tubular bells, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, triangle, tam tam, snare drum x 2, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, wood block, glockenspiel, marimba
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