Compositions
Jonathan Harvey

(1939-2012)
Born in Warwickshire in 1939, Jonathan Harvey was a chorister at St Michael’s College, Tenbury and later a major music scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge. He gained doctorates from the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge and (on the advice of Benjamin Britten) also studied privately with Erwin Stein and Hans Keller.  An invitation from Boulez to work at IRCAM in the early 1980s set the composer on a path that has characterized his whole career and which has so far resulted in eight realisations at the Institute, and two for the Ensemble Intercontemporain, including the celebrated tape piece Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, Bhakti for ensemble and electronics, and String Quartet No.4, with live electronics. Harvey has also composed for most other genres: orchestra (Tranquil Abiding, White as Jasmine and Madonna of Winter and Spring – the latter performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle in 2006), chamber (four string quartets, Soleil Noir/Chitra, and Death of Light, Light of Death, for instance) as well as works for solo instruments. His third opera, Wagner Dream, commissioned by Nederlandse Oper and realized at IRCAM was premiered to great acclaim in 2007. Wagner Dream has also been performed on the concert stage in London’s Barbican Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins. A further staging is planned by Welsh National Opera in 2013 with conductor Nicholas Collon.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

...Towards a Pure Land

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
2 octaves crotales, glass chimes, sizzle cymbal, 3 wood blocks, 5 temple blocks, wind machine, 2 Tibetan bells, xylophone, large bell plate, mark tree, maracas, 2 finger cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, wind chimes, 2 triangles, tam tam, log drum, orchestral bass drum, 2 tom toms, bongos, geophone, vibraphone, glass chimes, sandpaper blocks, celeste
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Calling Across Time

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, 2 octaves crotales
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Concerto for Cello

No Timpani + 2 percussion + 1 celeste
2 wood blocks, temple bells, 2 triangles, 5 suspended cymbal, mark tree, tubular bells, tam tam, guiro, 4 cowbell, rin, bongos, orchestral bass drum, gong, vibraphone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Concerto for Percussion

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, 2 oriental gongs, 3 wood blocks, temple block, tom tom, pedal bass drum
Solo percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, 2 Gamelan keyboards, 8 temple blocks, 6 wood blocks, mark tree
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Easter Orisons

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, 4 gongs, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 triangles, 2 cowbells, 4 temple blocks, 2 octave crotales
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From Silence

No Timpani + 1 percussion
1) vibraphone, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, 2 cowbells, 5 suspended cymbals, tambourine on stand, 2 temple blocks, wood block, small Chinese drum
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Hymn

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, bongos, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 vibraphones, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales
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Inner Light 1

No Timpani + 1 percussion
1) vibraphone, tam tam, high octave crotales, clashed cymbals
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Inner Light 2

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Claves, 2 suspended cymbals, vibraphone, 2 wood blocks, 2 small snare drums, deep snare drum, guiro, 2 octaves crotales, 2 temple blocks, bongos, congas, hi hat, cowbells x 3, tom tom, finger cymbals, triangle, maracas, tam tam
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Inquest of Love

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, 5 suspended cymbals, 2 gongs, tam tam, 2 triangles, 2 timpani, 4 tom toms, bongos, log drum, 2 snare drums, maracas, bamboo chimes, guiro, 5 temple blocks, 2 wood blocks, claves, sandpaper blocks, guards whistle, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, roto tom
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Jubilus

No Timpani + 1 percussion
3 temple bowls, Balinese gong, 2 Korean cymbals, 2 octave crotales, 2 tam tam, triangle, 2 wood blocks, 5 temple blocks, cowbell, gurio, ratchet, vibraphone
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Lightness and Weight

No Timpani + 6 percussion
Marimba, spring coil, congas, lujon, 3 roto toms, darabuka, tubular bells, 2 wood blocks, guiro, 2 cowbells, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 Chinese cymbals, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, 2 triangles, 2 gongs, ganza, temple bell
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Madonna of Winter and Spring

No Timpani + 5 percussion
1) snare drum, large and medium tom toms, vibraphone, 2) xylophone, whip, small suspended cymbal, claves, tam tam, 2 large gongs, 3) maracas, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, wood block, 4) bongos, 5 temple blocks, medium and large cowbells, clash cymbals, large suspended cymbal, large triangle, 5) Indian bells, tubular bells, small triangle
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Mothers Shall Not Cry

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
5 whips, orchestral bass drum, 2 tom toms, timpani, boobams, marimba, 5 temple bowls with marbles, 2 tam tams, 2 bongos, glockenspiel, Chinese opera gong, snare drum, castanets, 5 temple blocks, 4 wood blocks, gong, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, claves, ratchet, high snare drum, maracas, tubular bells, celeste
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Passion and Resurrection

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Timpani, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, 2 gong, 2 temple blocks, suspended cymbal, thunder sheet, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, tam tam, snare drum, bongos, roto-tom
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Scena

No Timpani + 1 percussion
6 gongs, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, tam tam, congas, bongos, guiro, 2 octaves crotales, shaker, sandpaper blocks, marimba
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Songs of Li Po

No Timpani + 2 percussion
2 small drums, temple blocks, wood block, 2 small drums, tubular bells, 11 Thai gongs, 2 guiro, 2 triangles, lead steel pan
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The Path of Devotion

No Timpani + 1 percussion
2 suspended cymbal, 2 timpani, 2 roto toms, 2 wood blocks, 2 temple blocks, triangle, tam tam (with bucket)
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Timepieces

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, lujon, maracas, xylophone, spring coil, mark tree, orchestral bass drum, temple blocks, cowbell, marimba, sizzle cymbal, 2 octaves crotales, gong, tubular bells, guiro, 4 oriental gongs, suspended cymbal , 2 triangle, 3 tom toms, 2 wood blocks, tambourine, tam tam
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Tranquil Abiding

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Large tam tam, 4 gongs, 4 bamboo chimes, 10 small bowls & bells, 4 rins, 3 crotales, 2 suspended bells, wood block
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Valley of Aosta

No Timpani + 1 percussion
2 suspended cymbal, marimba, vibraphone, congas, tom tom, gong, 2 wood blocks, bongos, glockenspiel, whip
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Wagner Dream

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Rainstick - marimba, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, 2 Tibetan bells, 2 gongs, clash cymbals, tam tam, spring coil, vibraslap, guiro, maraca, microtonal mark tree, glass chimes, bamboo cluster, normal mark tree, suspended cymbal, snare drum, 4 tom toms, orchestral bass drum, 4 wood blocks, 3 temple bowls, 2 high drums, triangle
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Weltethos

No Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Marimba, 5 temple blocks, small suspended cymbal, small triangle, log drum, maracas, xylophone, 3 timpani, 5 wood blocks, 5 gongs, 3 tam tams, guiro, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, high wood block, whip, spring coil, 2 large cow bells, tubular bells, 2 large gongs, vibraslap, 2 wooden planks, 2 very small bongos, glockenspiel, 2 triangles, boobams, Chinese cymbal, 2 suspended cymbal, clashed cymbals, claves, Chinese bowl, 4 wooden planks, Indian bells, cabassa, low maracas, glass chimes, handbells in D & B, celeste
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White as Jasmine

No Timpani + 5 percussion + 1 celeste
Tubular bells, snare drum, 2 congas, finger cymbals, vibraphone, cowbells, 2 temple bowls, 2 small marbles, 2 octaves crotales, 2 suspended cymbals, claves, swanee whistle, orchestral bass drum, 2 hi bongos, 5 temple blocks, tam tam, 2 triangles, 2 octaves boo bams, celeste
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Whom Ye Adore

No Timpani + 3 percussion
5 gongs, vibraphone, tam tam, 4 rototoms, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, 2 suspended cymbal, tambourine, 3 wood blocks, glockenspiel, castanets, tubular bells
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