Compositions
John Adams

(b. 1947)
John Adams was born and raised in New England in 1947. He learned the clarinet from his father and played in marching bands and community orchestras during his formative years. He began composing at age ten and heard his first orchestral pieces performed while still a teenager. The intellectual and artistic traditions of New England, including his studies at Harvard University and attendance at Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts, helped shape him as an artist and thinker. After earning two degrees from Harvard, he moved to Northern California in 1971 and has since lived in the San Francisco Bay area.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Century Rolls

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
3 percussion + 1 celeste
Vibraphone, tubular bells, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, bongos, wood block, celeste
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Chairman Dances

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
4 percussion
Wood block set, castanets, hi-hat, 2 suspended cymbals, kit bass drum, sizzle cymbal, snare drum, triangle, tambourine on stand, claves, mark tree, sandpaper blocks x 3, orchestral bass drum
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Chamber Symphony

No timpani + 1 percussion
Small drum kit, cowbell, wood block, bongos, 2 roto toms, tambourine, timbales, claves, congas
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Common Tones in Simple Time

No Timpani + 2 percussion
2 marimbas, low octave crotales, glockenspiel, 2 vibraphones, 2 x bass bows, D2 Thai gong
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Dr Atomic (Opera)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
4 percussion + 1 celeste
Shared tuned gongs C2, C#, D, E, G, A, B, C3, C#, D, D# E, F, G, B, celeste
1) thunder sheet, glockenpsiel, triangle, tuned gong, 2 octaves crotales, suspended cymbal, medium tam tam, orchestral bass drum, 2 roto toms, Chinese cymbal, snare drum, tuned gongs, 2) tubualr bells' large tam tam, Chinese cymbal, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, triangle, 3) tuned gongs, low gong, suspended cymbal, thunder sheet, medium tam tam, triangle, tam tam, high suspended cymbal, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells. low suspended cymbal, antique cymbal, high triangle, med tam tam, small tam tam, medium gong, alarm bell, orchestral bass drum, 4) large Chinese cymbal, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tuned gongs, orchestral bass drum, 2 high triangles
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El Dorado

Timpani
(player to also play) Claves, sandpaper blocks, tambourine
4 percussion
1) Marimba, claves, cowbell, xylophone, snare drum, 2) cabassa, 2 tom toms, kit bass drum, xylophone, claves, bongos, 3 temple bells, vibraphone, bass bow 3) hi-hat, snare drum, kit bass drum, 2 pairs timbales, metal pipe x 2, tenor drum, 5 tom-toms, 4) claves, guiro, maracas, tambourine, sandpaper blocks, wood block, orchestral bass drum
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El Nino

No timpani + 3 percussion + 1 celeste
1) Glockenspiel, triangle, gong, tuned cowbells, guiro, maracas, 2) 2 octaves crotales, tuned cowbells, gong, high cowbell, 3 triangles, temple bell, 3) gong, tubular bells, celeste
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Grand Pianola Music

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) marimba, vibraphone, bass bow, 2 octaves crotales, wood block, suspended cymbal, maracas 2) vibraphone, bass bow, 2 octaves crotales, xylophone, kit bass drum, glockenspiel, triangle 3) large orchestral bass drum, tambourine, kit bass drum, suspended cymbal x 2
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Guide to Strange Places

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) marimba, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, cowbell, 2) marimba, tubular bells, tuned cowbells, triangle, 2 octaves crotales, 3) glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, low roto-tom, high triangle, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, claves, tuned cowbells, 4) tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, 4 roto-toms, suspended cymbal, 3 triangle, wood block, tuned cowbells
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Harmonielehre

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23/20 Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5
5 percussion + 1 celeste
2 marimbas, xylophone, 4 octave vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, glockenspiel, 2 suspended cymbals, bell tree, 2 triangles, tubular bells and low A, 2oct crotales, bass bow, sizzle cymbal, celeste
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Harmonium

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23/20 Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5
4 percussion + 1 celeste
Sizzle cymbal, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, anvil, clash cymbals, tambourine, tubular bells, cowbells, 2 tam tam, celeste
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Lollapalooza

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, 3 roto toms, suspended cymbal, small tam tam, 2 snare drums, kit bass drum, maracas, tambourine, claves, wood block, bongos, floor tom, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone
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My Father Knew Charles Ives

Timpani + 4 percussion + 1 celeste
1) 2 temple bowls, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, cowbell, xylophone, 2 temple bowls, marimba, 2) xylophone, 2 octave crotales, snare drum, suspeded cymbal, 2 tom-toms, vibraphone, tuned cowbells, 3 triangles, marimba, 3) tubular bells, clash cymbals, suspended cymbals, 3 triangles, 4) 3 triangles, 2 orchestral bass drums, tuned gongs, tam-tam, tuned cowbells, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, celeste
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Naive and Sentimental Music

Timpani + 5 percussion + 1 celeste
1) vibraphone, tuned cowbells, xylophone, 2 triangles, suspended cymbals, 2 small gongs, small high pitched bell, glockenspiel, 2) marimba, shaker, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, tuned cowbells, vibraphone, glockenspiel, 3) xylophone, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, small high pitched bell, vibraphone, bass bow, suspended cymbal, 4) tubular bells, high anvil, tam-tam, small high pitched bell, 5 Japanese temple bowls, 5) 5 low gongs, tubular bells, large sleighbells, 3 large triangles, small triangle, tam-tam, suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, celeste
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Nixon in China

No timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, kit bass drum, wood block, suspended cymbal, snare drum, sandpaper blocks, tambourine, hi-hat, tenor drum, sizzle cymbal, glockenspiel, triangle, sleigh bells
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On the Transmigration of Souls

Timpani + 4 percussion + 1 celeste
1) glockenspiel, 2) 2 octaves crotales, high triangle, 3) tubular bells, 2 high triangles, 4) 2 high triangles, suspended cymbal, brake drum, celeste
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Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
4 percussion
2 octaves crotales, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, kit bass drum, wood block set, snare drum, tam tam, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 tambourines
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Slonimsky's Earbox

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
2 octaves crotales, marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 suspended cymbals, wood block, claves, snare drum, hi-hat, temple blocks, shaker, castanets, tambourine, tam-tam, triangle, vibraphone
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The Gospel According to the Other Mary

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, pedal bass drum, orchestral bass drum, timbales, deep tom tom, tuned gongs, tubular bells, almglocken, glockenspiel, 3 tam tams (L/MS)
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Violin Concerto

No timpani + 2 percussion
1) marimba, tubular bells, bongos, congas, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, 2) bongos, guiro, timpani, vibraphone, bass bow, tubular bells, claves, high cowbell, orchestral bass drum
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Composition timpani percussion requirements

Alcott Music (from Little Women)

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, F#, G, G#, A, B, glockenspiel, small ratchet, snare drum, small suspended cymbal, small tam tam, timpani, vibraphone, celeste


Four Angels - Harp Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylphone, marimba, F# tubular bell, 2 octaves crotales, brake drum, bell tree, small tam tam, 2 gongs, 3 Chinese opera gongs, 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, conga, guiro, sand paper blocks, 5 temple blocks, wood block, vibraslap, whip, tambourine, celeste


Overture to Lysistrata

Timpani + 2 percussion
Anvil, brake drum, 5 congas, glockenspiel, marimba, small snare drum, small suspended cymbal, small tam tam, 5 temple blocks, triangle, vibraphone, whip, xylophone


Prepositions and the Names of Fish

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
5 temple blocks, large tam tam, castanets, brake drum, snare drum, xylophone, tambourine, sandpaper blocks, orchestral bass drum, vibraslap, small suspended cymbal, bell tree, glockenspiel, triangle, small gong, whip, guiro, high wood block, vibraphone, Chinese opera gong x 3, conga

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(b. 1962)
Mark Adamo has written both scripts and scores to the operas Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess (2005) and Little Women, which Houston Grand Opera introduced in 1998 and revived in 2000 and which has since gone on to over thirty-five engagements in cities including New York, Minneapolis, Toronto, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Fort Worth, Knoxville, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Nagoya, Japan. Little Women, after the Alcott novel, was acclaimed as one of Amazon.com’s Ten Best Opera Releases of 2001, and further praised as a “masterpiece” by the New York Times in its East Coast debut by New York City Opera in March 2003.


Composition timpani percussion requirements

Alcott Music (from Little Women)

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, F#, G, G#, A, B, glockenspiel, small ratchet, snare drum, small suspended cymbal, small tam tam, timpani, vibraphone, celeste


Four Angels - Harp Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylphone, marimba, F# tubular bell, 2 octaves crotales, brake drum, bell tree, small tam tam, 2 gongs, 3 Chinese opera gongs, 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, conga, guiro, sand paper blocks, 5 temple blocks, wood block, vibraslap, whip, tambourine, celeste


Overture to Lysistrata

Timpani + 2 percussion
Anvil, brake drum, 5 congas, glockenspiel, marimba, small snare drum, small suspended cymbal, small tam tam, 5 temple blocks, triangle, vibraphone, whip, xylophone


Prepositions and the Names of Fish

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
5 temple blocks, large tam tam, castanets, brake drum, snare drum, xylophone, tambourine, sandpaper blocks, orchestral bass drum, vibraslap, small suspended cymbal, bell tree, glockenspiel, triangle, small gong, whip, guiro, high wood block, vibraphone, Chinese opera gong x 3, conga

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