Compositions
Igor Stravinsky

(1882 - 1971)
Igor Stravinsky is widely regarded as the most original and influential composer of the 20th century. He studied with Rimsky Korsakov in St Petersburg from 1905-1908. His early works were heard by Diaghilev who commissioned The Firebird for Ballets russes. Stravinsky had further collaborations with Diaghilev creating Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, a move which saw him move from nationalism towards vibrant modernism. The wartime period brought a radical experimental phase and the economic conditions prompted much smaller-scale theatrical ventures such as The Soldier's Tale. His composition of Pulcinella launched a neo-classical phase which dominated the 1920s-1940s. Some major works from this period included Oedipus Rex, Symphony of Psalms, and The Rake's Progress. At the outbreak of the Second World War Stravinsky moved to the USA, settling in California. There he composed the ballet Agon which proved to be a watershed for late serial works, including Requiem Canticles. Hallmarks of his style, in whatever period, are Russian the folk inflections, rhythmic energy and orchestral virtuosity. Stravinsky's ballet scores are among the most significant of the past century.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Soldier's Tale

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Flat small orchestral bass drum, snare drum, piccolo snare drum, tenor drum, triangle, tambourine on stand, suspended cymbal
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Agon

Timpani + 1 percussion
Castanets, xylophone, 3 tom toms
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Chant du Rossignol

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Tambourine, snare drum, military snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, celeste
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Circus Polka

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum
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Firebird (Complete)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
5 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, tam tam, triangle, suspended cymbal, tambourine, 2 offstage bells, celeste
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Fireworks

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, celeste
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Les Noces

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
6 percussion
Triangle, xylophone, 2 crotales, orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached, clash cymbals, 2 snare drums, 2 piccolo snare drums, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine
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Oedipus Rex

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tambourine, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle
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Petrouchka (1911)

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, glockenspiel, tam tam, tambourine, triangle, orchestral bass drum, small orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, snare drum, celeste
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Petrouchka (1947)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/26 Prem 32/30/28/25 Hi F#
3 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, tam tam, celeste
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Ragtime

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Suspended cymbal, snare drum, small orchestral bass drum
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Renard

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, tambourine, tabor, sleigh bells, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, cimbalom
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Scherzo a la Russe

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, xylophone
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The Rite of Spring

2 x Timpani
Int'l 32/32/29/26/20 + 26/23/20Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5 + 28/25/22.5
5 percussion
Chains, 2 orchestral bass drums, 2 clash cymbals, tam tam, tambourine, triangle, 2 crotales, 2 washboards
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