Compositions
Jean Sibelius

(1865 - 1957)
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as "prodigious." Like Beethoven, Sibelius used each successive work to further develop his own personal compositional style. His works continue to be performed frequently in the concert hall and are often recorded. In addition to the symphonies, Sibelius's best-known compositions include Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto in D minor and The Swan of Tuonela. Other works include pieces inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala; over 100 songs for voice and piano; incidental music for 13 plays; the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower); chamber music; piano music; Masonic ritual music; and 21 separate publications of choral music.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

En Saga

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle
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Finlandia

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle
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Karelia Suite

Timpani
Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, tambourine
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Night Ride and Sunrise

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tambourine
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Oceanedis

2 Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle, glockenspiel
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Symphony No 1

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, triangle
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + No percussion
Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel
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Symphony No 5

Timpani + No percussion
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
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