Compositions
Joby Talbot

(b.1971)
Joby Talbot was born in Wimbledon 1971. Growing up in Mitcham he attended King's College School, Wimbledon, on a music scholarship from the age of eight. Talbot played the piano and oboe and studied privately with Brian Elias and after receiving a Bachelor of Music from Royal Holloway University of London, he completed a Master of Music (Composition) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Simon Bainbridge. Talbot has written for a wide variety of purposes and a broad range of styles, including instrumental and vocal concert music, film and television scores, pop arrangements and works for dance. Talbot's prominent compositions include the theme and score for the popular BBC Two comedy series The League of Gentlemen (1999-2002), silent film scores The Lodger (1999) and The Dying Swan (2002) for the British Film Institute, film scores for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Son of Rambow (2007) and Penelope (2008), the a cappella choral works The Wishing Tree (2002) and Path of Miracles (2005) and the orchestral works Sneaker Wave (2004), Tide Harmonic (2008) and Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity (2012). Works for dance include Chroma (2006), Genus (2007), Fool's Paradise (2007), Chamber Symphony (2012) and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2011, revived 2012 and 2013), a full-length narrative ballet score commissioned by The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Chacony in G minor (after Purcell)

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, bass bow, hand bells (G4-D6), temple bells (D4-G5), suspended cymbal small, large China cymbal, orchestral bass drum, tam tam
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Chroma

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, tuned cowbells, small triangle, tam tam, sizzle cymbal, large China cymbal, floor tom, orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, 3 suspended cymbal, 5 tuned gongs, 2 wood blocks, 3 roto toms, mark tree, whip, sand paper blocks, celeste
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Desolation Wilderness

Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, 3 suspended cymbals, small triangle, 2 octaves crotales, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tubular bells, sizzle cymbal, hi hat, large wood block, tuned gongs, mark tree, snare drum, pedal bass drum
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Hovercraft

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, China cymbal large, tubular bells, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, whip, traditional cabassa, 3 roto toms, vibraphone, xylophone, 5 octave marimba, glockenspiel, celeste
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Lost Forever

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel
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Sneaker Wave

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, large China cymbal, two tam tams, claves, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, bell plates, tubular bells, bass bell, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, celeste
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The Lodger

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, glass chimes, China cymbal, sizzle cymbal, bass bow, suspended cymbal x 3 (s/m/l), clash cymbals, hi hat, tom tom, police whistle, small triangle, 2 wood blocks, vibraslap, maracas, bongos, snare drum, tenor drum, floor tom, pedal bass drum, orchestral bass drum

Additional percussion for non-percussionists
4 x pairs stones, ratchet, medium tabor, claves, bass tabor, 3 pairs sandpaper blocks, cowbell, tamborim, temple blocks
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Tide Harmonic

No Timpani + 4 percussion + 2 celestes + 2 harmoniums
Orchestral bass drum, China cymbal, 2 octaves crotales, 2 glockenspiels, pedal bass drum, marimba, mark tree, temple bowls C#4, Eb4, F4, F#4, G4, Ab4, A4, Bb4, B4, C, C#5, D5, Eb5, F5, F#5, G5, Ab5, Bb5, B5, C6 (x2), C#6, Eb6, metal toms, piccolo snare drum, rainstick, 2 small roto toms, sizzle cymbal, snare drum, 3 x suspended cymbals (s/m/l), bass bow, tambourine, large tam tam, triangle, tubular bells, tuned gongs Eb2, Ab2, E3, B3, C4, E4, G5, Ab5, vibraphone, wood block, timpani, 2 celestes, 2 harmoniums
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Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity

2 Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
(2nd timpani doubling suspended cymbal, china cymbal)
Chinese temple bowls, 2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, glockenspiel, snare drum, sizzle cymbal, orchestral bass drum, marimba, small tam tam, large tam tam, xylophone, mark tree, celeste
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