Compositions
Hans Werner Henze

(1926 - 2012)
Born in Gütersloh,Westphalia, Hans Werner Henze is one of the most prolific of contemporary composers and unquestionably one of Europe’s finest. His musical education was interrupted by the war; he eventually graduated in 1948. Hindemith and Stravinsky were his initial models, but after completing his First Symphony in 1947, he began to explore 12-note music under René Leibowitz’s influence. In the 1950s his stylistic fusion of Stravinsky and Schoenberg, in operas such as Boulevard Solitude (1951), King Stag (1955) and The Prince of Homburg (1958), left him out of step with the avant-garde but more commercially successful. In 1953 he emigrated to Italy. The move introduced him to several important theatrical collaborators: Luchino Visconti (Dance Marathon, 1955), Frederick Ashton (Undine, 1957) and W. H.Auden. After the triumphant 1966 Salzburg premiere of The Bassarids, Henze’s life and music changed profoundly through an increased commitment to left-wing politics. He sought to synthesise the revolutionary in music and words, as in the oratorio The Raft of the Medusa (1968). The scandal of the riot at its premiere isolated Henze from the German musical establishment for many years. Visits to Castro’s Cuba proved inspirational, for instance in the Sixth Symphony (1969) and several numbers of the song-cycle Voices (1973). Henze also collaborated with Edward Bond in the ‘actions for music’ We Come to the River (1976), the ballet Orpheus (1978) and the opera The English Cat (1982).

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Appassionatamente

Timpani + 6 percussion
1) vibraphone, military snare drum, 2) marimba, 3) lead steel pan, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, 2 gongs (shared with player 4), 4) tam tam, 2 octaves crotales, 6 tom toms, piccolo snare drum, thundersheet, 2 gongs (shared with player 3), 5) Thai gongs F#3, G, A, Bb, wood block, large tom tom, clash cymbals, 6) Eb4 hand bell, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached, flexatone
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Concertino

Timpani + 2 percussion
2 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, snare drum
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El Cimarron

Solo percussion
Marimba, 4 octave vibraphone, crotales (C#4, F#, C5), lead steel pan, shell chimes, glass chimes, wind chimes, bamboo sticks, 3 cowbells, conga, claves, ratchet, chain to fall on wooden plank and metal sheet, medium thundersheet, very large thunder sheet, bird whistle, 3 bongos, marimbula, small orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, small and large tam tams, 3 suspended cymbals, maracas, guiro, 3 Japanese temple bells, 13 roto toms (C3 - C4), 4 log drums (G2, A, B, C3), 8 bamboo drums F2 - F3
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Elergy for Young Lovers

Timpani + 6 percussion
1) marimba,  2) vibraphone, 3) flex (synth), glockenspiel, 4) 3 tom toms, snare drum, wood block, 3 metal blocks, 5) crotales Bb,C,D, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 triangles, 3 cowbells, orchestral bass drum (shared with P6) 6) 3 tam tams, orchestral bass drum (shared with P5) 3 cowbells, 3 bongos, tubular bells, maracas
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Fandango

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) sistrum, vibraphone, clash cymbals, 3 tam tams, 3 suspended cymbals, 2) orchestral bass drum, 3 tom toms, guiro, 3 tam tams, glockenspiel, 3) maracas, tambourine, snare drum, marimba, Trinidad steel drum
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King of Harlem

Solo percussion
3 timpani, suspended cymbal on timpani, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, 3 triangles, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 tam tams, water gong, lead steel pan, 4 temple blocks, 3 tom toms, bongos, xylophone, vibraphone
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Ondine - Complete Ballet

Timpani + 5 percussion
1) vibraphone, tambourine, off stage F tubular bell, 2) medium and small tom toms, large tam tam, 3) Military snare drum, clash cymbals, large tam tam, medium tom tom, tubular bell C, off stage F tubular bell, 4) clash cymbals, large and small suspended cymbal, large and small tam tams, 5) orchestral bass drum, triangle, large suspended cymbal
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Requiem

Timpani + 5 percussion + 1 celeste
3 tam tams, tambourine, orchestral bass drum, 2 octaves crotales, flexatone, 4 octave vibraphone, marimbaphone, 3 suspended cymbals, steel pan, 3 tom toms, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, maracas, 3 wood blocks, castanets, whip, ratchet, handbells x 17, glockenspiel, triangle, clash cymbals, guiro, lions roar, thunder sheet, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached, temple blocks, matraca, tubular bells, celeste
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Scenes and Arias from the 'Return of Ulysses'

Timpani + 4 percussion
1)  4 octave vibraphone, bass metallophone, 2) marimba, lujon, 3) glockenspiel, tambourine, 3 tom toms, conga, 4) gongs (D4, E, F, G, G#, A, Bb, C5, D, F, A), 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 5 percussion
Tam tam, clash cymbals orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, snare drum, vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, vibraphone
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Symphony No 6

Timpani + 4 percussion
3 bongos, glockenspiel, 4 octave vibraphone, 2 tam tams, marimba, 3 octave pedal glockenspiel, 3 cowbells, 3 suspended cymbal, guiro on stand, maracas, wood chimes, bass bow, guiro, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, 7 roto toms, thunder sheet, metal plate, chains on steel plate
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Symphony No 7

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) tubular bells, glockenspiel, maracas, 6 tom toms, bongos, 2 small tam tams, timpani, 2) orchestral bass drum, snare drum, bongos, marimba, glockenspiel, 3) 4 octave vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, tambourine, whip, guiro, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 tam tams, 4) gongs C4, C#, Eb, F#, G, B, E
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The Raft of the Medusa

Timpani + 12 percussion
1) vibraphone, guiro, tubular bells, 2) 3 bongos, tubular bells, 3) marimba, Japanese temple bells, clash cymbals, 4) 2 tabla, tambourine, 5) 5 tom toms, 6) 3 tam tams, maracas, tambourine, temple bells, 7) 3 almglocken, maracas, guiro, metal blocks, 8) 3 suspended cymbals, 9) military snare drum, 10) orchestral bass drum, 11) 3 metal sheets, metal block, guiro, 12) bamboo wind chimes, shell wind chimes, metal sheet
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Three Symphonic Studies

Timpani + 5 percussion
Wood block, 3 tom toms, snare drum, 3 tam tams, orchestra bass drum, tubular bells, 4 octave vibraphone, xylophone, 3 x suspended cymbals, triangle
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Tristan

No Timpani + 5 percussion
1) marimba, bird call, finger cymbals, marimbula, Japanese temple bell, 2) 2 alto steel pans, lead steel pan, castanets, 2 octaves boo bams, glockenspiel, bird call, 2 wood blocks, 3) 4 suspended cymbals, bird call, 4 cowbells, vibraphone, flexatone, clash cymbals, 4) bird call, 2 suspended cymbals, snare drum, thundersheet, 4 tam tams, elephant bells, tubular bells, bell plates F#4 & G#, 5) orchestral bass drum, lions roar, timpani, 2 tom toms, fog horn
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Violin Concerto No 2

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) 4 octave vibraphone, marimbula, 3 almglocken, 2) 3 tom toms, 4 log drums E, F, A, B, wood block, guiro, bamboo wind chimes, 3) boo bams, pedal bass drum, 3 suspended cymbals, 4) tubular bells, + G3, 3 tam tams, maracas, flexatone, Japanese temple bell
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Voices

Solo percussion
3 timpani, timpani with suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, hi hat, 2 snare drum, 5 suspended cymbals, 3 wood blocks, tubular bells A3, Bb, B, 5 note log drum, 3 thundersheets, water gong, timbales, bongos, glass chimes, bamboo chimes, lead steel pan, 2 octaves crotales, tambourine, ratchet, marimbula, cuica, 3 tam tams, vibraphone, Japanese temple bell, cowbell, guiro, 1 octave boo bams
Other Players
3 octave handbells, starting pistol, wine glasses, Jew's harp, 3 penny whistles, referee's whistle, maracas, claves, chains x 2, wood block, large temple bell, Eb gong, marimbula, bass metallophone
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