Compositions
Leoš Janáček

(1854 - 1928)
Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and all Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonín Dvořák. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenůfa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenůfa at Prague in 1916 gave Janáček access to the world's great opera stages. Janáček's later works are his most celebrated. They include the symphonic poem Sinfonietta, the oratorio Glagolitic Mass, the rhapsody Taras Bulba, two string quartets, other chamber works and operas. Along with Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, he is considered one of the most important Czech composers.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Blanik (Ballard of)

Timpani + 1 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel
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Glagolitic Mass

Timpani
Int'l 32/30/28/25 Prem 32/30/28/25
2 percussion
Snare drum, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, glockenspiel, triangle, tubular bells Bb & Db
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Jealousy (Overture)

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel
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Jenufa - Opera

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, triangle, 2) xylophone, off stage glockenspiel, 3) triangle, snare drum
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Katya Kabanova

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) sleigh bells, suspended cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, 2) glockenspiel
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Sinfonietta

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23/20 Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5
1 percussion
Tubular bells Ab & Eb, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal
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Taras Bulba

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/26/20 Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5 Hi 'B'
2 percussion
Tubular bells, clash cymbals, snare drum, suspended cymbal, triangle
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The Cunning Little Vixen

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
4 percussion
Tambourine, triangle, glockenspiel, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, xylophone
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The Fiddler's Child

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle, glockenspiel
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The House of the Dead

Timpani + 5 percussion + offstage
1) triangle, chains, xylophone, glockenspiel, snare drum, piccolo snare drum, military snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 2) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, ratchet, whip, 3) tool sounds, picks, shovels, half damped anvils, 4) wood saw sound, washboard, guiro, 5) tubular bells (Ab2, Cb3, Db, Bb) - offstage bells Bb3 - Gb4
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