Compositions
Leonard Bernstein

(1918 - 1990)
Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918 and was one of the most widely performed composers of the 20th-century. His works successfully bridged the divide between classical and popular idioms. Bernstein's music combined jazz-inspired energy, theatrical panache and active stylistic eclecticism. His acclaimed stage works include West Side Story, On the Town and Candide and he collaborated with Jerome Robbins on works such as Fancy Free, Facsimile and The Dybbuk. Leonard Bernstein was one of the most admired conductors of the post-war era and was particularly associated with the New York, Israel and Vienna Philharmonics, Boston and London Symphony Orchestras and the Tanglewood Festival. He also played an important role as an educator, including pioneering work on television.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, vibraphone,glockenspiel, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle, guiro, wood block, 3 temple blocks, tambourine, 3 high tom toms, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum
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A Musical Toast

Timpani + 5 percussion
4 snare drums (hi to low), orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, tambourine, wood block, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells
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A Quiet Place - Opera

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, snare drum, 2 tenor drums, orchestral bass drum, traps, hi-hat, 3 suspended cymbal, large suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, finger cymbals, bongo drums, 2 tom toms, tam tam, tambourine, 4 pitched drums, 2 triangles, 2 wood blocks, 5 temple blocks, wind chimes, steel pipe, rasp, 2 sandpaper blocks
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Arias and Barcarolles (Bright Sheng version)

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, small suspended cymbal, small snare drum, large snare drum, tubular bells, small orchestral bass drum, tambourine, triangle, 2 octaves crotales, small tam tam, police whistle, small wood block, large wood block, small suspended cymbal, tenor drum
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Candide (Opera)

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, bongos, maracas, hand drums, triangle, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, tam tam, castanets, 2 x wood blocks, guiro, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, tubular bells
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Candide (Overture)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/20 Prem 32/30/28/22.5
4 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle, tenor drum
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Chichester Psalms

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
7 percussion
Snare drum, clash cymbals, triangle, wood block, xylophone, glockenspiel, Bb tubular bell, 2 pairs bongos, 3 temple blocks, suspended cymbal, guiro, whip, 3 tambourines, orchestral bass drum
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Concerto for Orchestra (Jubilee Games)

Timpani + 5 percussion
Vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, hand drum, 2 tom toms, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, 3 wood blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, cowbell, anvil, triangle
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Dybbuk

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tom tom, tam tam, clash cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 triangles, 3 temple blocks, wood block, 2 gongs, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, castanets, steel pipe(high), cheesebox, tubular bells, celeste
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Facsimile

Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, snare drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, wood block, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel
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Fancy Free

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, wood block, triangle, cowbell
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Halil - Flute and Orchestra

Timpani + 5 percussion
Vibraphone, 4 snare drums, orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbal, high & low gongs, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 triangles, tubular bells, 4 tom toms, clash cymbals, tam tam, whip, 4 wood blocks
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Mass (full version)

No Timpani + 2 percussion
2 sets of traps, bongos, temple blocks, finger cymbals, glockenspiel, 2 tambourines, street percussion: claves, bottles, gourds, 3 steel drums, tin cans, tambourine
Pit orchestra:
Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, tubular bells, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, bongos, 4 tuned drums, suspended cymbals, x 3, clash cymbals, triangle, temple blocks, tambourine, tam tam, wood block, anvil, 2 cowbells, celeste
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On the Town - Opera

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tom tom, clash cymbals, hi-hat, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, triangle, wood block, slide whistle, ratchet, tambourine, cow bell, temple blocks
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On the Town - Three Dance Episodes

Timpani + 2 percussion
Suspended cymbal, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, traps, wood block, xylophone
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On the Waterfront - Symphonic Suite

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 tuned drums, 2 tam tams, clash cymbals, wood block, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells
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Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

Timpani + 2 percussion
4 tom toms, hi-hat, clash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, vibraphone, wood block
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Serenade - Violin and Orchestra

Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, suspended cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, Chinese blocks, tambourine
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Slava!

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, marimba, xylophone, steel pipe, suspended cymbal, triangle, ratchet, wood block, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, whistle
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Songfest

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, vibraphone, xylophone, tom tom, anvil, finger cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, guiro, wood block, drum kit, 2 snare drums, tambourine, tenor drum, celeste
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Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah)

Timpani + 4 percussion
Triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, wood block, maracas
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Symphony No 2 - Age of Anxiety

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
Possibility of chamber group positioning at the front of the orchestra
5 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, temple block, tenor drum, tam tam, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal
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Symphony No 3 (Kaddish)

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, field drum, hand drum, 3 bongos, clash cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, pair of crotales, finger cymbals, tubular bells, tam tam, triangle, claves, 3 temple bells, wood block, tambourine, maracas, whip, ratchet, sandpaper blocks, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, celeste
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West Side Story - Concert Suite

Timpani + 4 percussion
Conga, timbales, 2 suspended cymbals, tambourine, castanets, 3 cowbells, maracas, small maracas, wood block, bongos, vibraphone, trap set, glockenspiel, triangle, temple blocks, xylophone, claves, guiro, 3 pitched drums, tubular bells
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West Side Story - Overture (concert version)

Timpani + 2 percussion
Dance drum set, tubular bells, small maracas, vibraphone, xylophone, bongos, glockenspiel, guiro, timbales
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West Side Story - Suite No 2

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Conga, timbales, 2 suspended cymbals, tambourine, castanets, 3 cowbells, maracas, small maracas, wood block, bongos, vibraphone, trap set, glockenspiel, triangle, temple blocks, xylophone, claves, guiro, 3 pitched drums, tubular bells, celeste
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West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25 (have to play timps with maracas)
5 percussion
Drum kit (small), F# tubular bell, guiro, maracas, police whistle, tambourine, triangle, wood block, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tenor drum, tam tam, timbales, bongos, 3 congas, finger cymbals, 4 Latin cowbells
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White House Cantata

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) vibraphone, snare drum, tenor drum, low field drum, wood block, temple blocks, suspended cymbal, hi-hat, car horn, guiro, ratchet, tam tam, tom tom, tubular bells, choke cymbal, cowbell, xylophone, 2) timpani, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, triangle, tubular bells, flexatone, 3 pitched drums, vibraphone, glockenspiel, tambourine, bones, slide whistle
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Wonderful Town

No Timpani + drum kit + 1 percussion + celeste
Drum kit, timbales, 1) timpani, pitched drums, tam tam, 2 wood blocks, xylophone, cowbell, glockenspiel, alarm clock, celeste
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