Compositions
Henryk Górecki

(1933 - 2010)
Born in 1933 Henryk Górecki made his reputation as a leader of the Polish avant-garde music scene in the late 1950s. From the 1970s Górecki's music employed monumental structures built from simple modal materials. Hos works were inspired by folk and religious influences and the emotional power and clarity of his music has attracted a wide public following. Probably one of his best known works is his Symphony No 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and amongst much-loved choral works include Totus Tuus (1987).  Górecki's music has been favoured by many distinguished choreographers  and his works are regularly performed by the world's leading orchestras and ensembles including the Kronos Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble and the soprano Dawn Upshaw.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Ad Matrem

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, very large orchestral bass drum
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Concerto-Cantata

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals
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Epitafium

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, (without snare), snare drum, 3 x suspended cymbals (small, medium, large)
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Kleines Requiem für eine Polka

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tubular bells
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Monologhi

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimbaphone, 6 suspended cymbal, 3) 3 tam tams, 3 gongs
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Musiquette 2

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Clash cymbals x 2, tam tam, 3 suspended cymbals, large orchestral bass drum x 2, large tam tam x 2
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Refrain

Timpani + 1 percussion
Tam tam
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Scontri

No Timpani + 8 percussion
1) 2 bongos, glockenspiel. 2 tam tams, 2) orchestral bass drum, 3 Chinese blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, 3) 2 timbales, 4 suspended horseshoes, 2 suspended cymbals, 4) 2 tom toms, 4 cowbells 5) 2 tom toms, 3 horseshoes, 6) 2 snare drums, vibraphone, 2 suspended cymbals, 7) orchestral bass drum, 5 temple blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, 8) 2 snare drums marimbaphone, 2 gongs
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Songs of Joy and Rhythm

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Snare drum (without snares), snare drum, xylophone, celeste
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Symphony No 1

Timpani + 7 percussion
3 snare drums (without snares), snare drum, tenor drum, 3 suspended cymbals, xylophone, marimbaphone, vibraphone
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 3 percussion
Clash cymbals, glockenspiel, tubular bells, small orchestral bass drum, medium orchestral bass drum, large orchestral bass drum
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