Compositions
Julian Anderson

(b. 1967)
Julian Anderson was born in London in 1967 and studied composition with John Lambert, Alexander Goehr and Tristan Murail.  His first acknowledged work, Diptych (1990) for orchestra, won the 1992 Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for Young Composers and was subsequently nominated as the BBC entry in the 1996 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.  His two commissions for the London Sinfonietta, Khorovod (1994) and Alhambra Fantasy (2000), have been widely performed by leading ensembles across Europe and the USA.  His other most-played works include the orchestral BBC Proms commission The Stations of the Sun (1998) and the chamber work Poetry Nearing Silence (1997).

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Alhambra Fantasy

No timpani + 2 percussion + 1 celeste
Snare drum, whip, sleigh bells, clash cymbals, 2 anvil, 2 cowbells, 4 congas, 3 gongs, 2 tam tam, tabla in G, vibraphone, castanets, chinese cymbals x 2, almglocken, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, metal dustbin, 2 rin, tubular bells, celeste
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Allelulia

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 whips, tubular bells, 5 octave marimba, steel pans, orchestral bass drum, 3 suspended cymbals, 2 sizzle cymbals, 2 tam tams, 2 triangles
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Diptych

Timpani+ 4 percussion + 1 celeste
2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, vibraphone, 5 temple bells, snare drum, sizzle cymbal, guiro, 3 triangles, ratchet, orchestral bass drum, hand bells, clash cymbals, ref's whistle, 2 electric bells, whip, celeste
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Eden

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, 2 triangles, tubular bells, tam tam, steel drum
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Fantasias

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, cast, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, 4 suspended cymbal, whip, 2 temple bells, claves, vibraphone, 3 anvils, triangle, tambourine, snare drum, celeste
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Harmony

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Marimba, tubular bells, geophone, 2 tam tams, rainstick, 2 Tibetan bowls, orchestral bass drum, low tubular bell
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Heaven is Shy of Earth

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
I) tubular bells, II) vibraphone, 2 pairs bongos (very high, high, medium, low), large chinese cymbal, very large bamboo chimes, III) glockenspiel, 2 triangles, (very small, small), 2 high wood blocks, sleigh bells, large tam tam, IV) marimba, 2 octaves crotales. large orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Imagin'd Corners

Timpani + 4 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, tuned cowbells, clash cymbals, 3 tuned Javanese gongs, 3 triangles, 4 suspended cymbals, 2 dustbins, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, metal wind chimes, 2 octaves crotales, 3 anvils, 2 tam tams
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Shir Hashirim

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, 2 glockenspiels, tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, 3 triangles, large sizzle cymbal, anvil, tam tam, orchestral bass drum
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Symphony

Timpani + 4 percussion
4 snare drums, tam tam, glockenspiel, whip, triangle, 4 suspended cymbal, tuned cowbells, 2 marimbas, vibraphone, guiro, tubualar bells, large military snare drum, 2 low tom-toms
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The Bird Sings with its Fingers

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, tubular bells, 3 tiangles, maracas, snare drum, orchestral bass drum
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The Comedy of Change

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Marimba, vibraphone, bass bow x 2, glockenspiel, Japanese rin in Bb, 2 cowbells, suspended cymbal, metal wind chimes, whip, newspaper, tam tam, superball
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The Crazed Moon

Timpani + 2 percussion
2 gongs (tuned), 3 gong (untuned), 2 tam tam, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, hand bells (7), whip, chinese cymbal
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The Discovery of Heaven

Timpani (doubling tambourine) + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, marimba, snare drum, 3 suspended cymbals, whip, lions roar, vibraphone, wood chimes, dustbin, tumba, large tambourine, sleigh bells, Chinese opera gong, 2 tam tams, tubular bells, hyoshigi, 2 sizzle cymbals, claves, tom tom, orchestral bass drum, 2 triangles, 2 anvils, 2 very small wood blocks, very large sleigh bells, antique cymbals
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The Stations of the Sun

Timpani + 4 percussion + 1 celeste
(T) whip, sanctus bells, (P) 1) tubular bells + low B, snare drum, bongos, 2 tumbas, clash cymbals, Japanese wood block, 2 wood blocks, cabassa, 2 vibraslap, high rin, 2) marimba, tuned gongs F#4, G, G#, tam tam medium, tam tam large, bongos, 2 tom toms low, tambourine, anvil, tavolette, 2 x rin medium, 3) marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, bongos, orchestral bass drum, 2 pairs maracas, dinner bell, 3 x rin medium low, 4) 2 suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, Turkish cym, 2 triangles, large sleighbells, 2 congas, flexatone, vibraslap, metal wind chimes, sanctus bells, 4 x rin low, sanctus bells, celeste
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Thebans

No Timpani + 5 percussion
1) glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales (shared with player II), 2 very small wood blocks, 2 triangles (high,medium), large ratchet, small maracas, finger cymbals (very high), bell tree, castanets, snare drum 2) 2 medium wood blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, (medium, large), maracas (medium), finger cymbals (high), toy snare drum, large orchestral bass drum 3) 2 large wood blocks, maracas (large), finger cymbals (medium), tom tom (with a leather strap), 2 tam tams (medium and large) 4) tubular bells, 2 very large wood blocks, 2 vibraslaps (medium & low), whip, large geophone. tom tom (very large with a leather strap) 5) marimba, hand bells (chromatic set suspended on rack and played with vibraphone beaters), 2 gurios (large & very large), hyoshigi, anvil (low), large rainstick, large suspended cymbal
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