Compositions
John Alden Carpenter

(1876 - 1951)
John Alden Carpenter was born on February 28 1876. He was educated at Harvard where he studied under John Knowles Paine and was wrote music for the Hasty-Pudding Club. Showing great promise as a composer he journeyed to London to study under Sir Edward Elgar later returning to the United States to study under Bernhard Ziehn in Chicago. Carpenter composed many works meant to encompass the spirit of America including several jazz inspired works. He composed several ballets, including one based on the Krazy Kat comics. One of his most famous works was 1914's impressionistic orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator. In 1932 he completed The Song of Faith for the George Washington bicentennial. Another ballet he was best known for his Concertino for Piano and Orchestra 1916.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Adventures in a Perambulator

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, glockenspiel, tubular bells, xylophone, celeste
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Krazy Kat

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, 2 wood blocks, glockenspiel
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Sea Drift

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, Bb 3 bass bell, clash cymbals, gong, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Symphony No 1

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, wood block, glockenspiel, gong, tubular bells, celeste
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, gong, glockenspiel, 2 wood blocks, xylophone, celeste
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