Compositions
Louis Andriessen

(b. 1939)
Louis Andriessen was born in 1939 and is a Dutch composer/pianist based in Amsterdam. He teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He was recipient of the Gaudeamus International Composers Award in 1959.From a background of jazz and avant-garde composition, Andriessen has evolved a style employing elemental harmonic, melodic and rhythmic materials, heard in totally distinctive instrumentation. His acknowledged admiration for Stravinsky is illustrated by a parallel vigour, clarity of expression, and acute ear for colour.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Anaïs Nin

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, large guiro, tambourine, 2 high metal sounds, maracas, coarse sand paper blocks, 4 temple bells, 5 metal chimes, 2 tuned cowbells, 2 tubular bells, gong
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Anachronie 1

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, vibraphone, 2 bongos, 2 tom toms, sizzle cymbal, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 5 bells, with microphone, amplifier and loudspeaker, celeste
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Bells for Haarlem

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, celeste
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Christiaan Andriessens uitzicht op de Amstel

No Timpani + 1 percussion
2 suspended cymbal, 3 triangles, horse shoes, drum kit, tom tom
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Dances

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, cowbells, clash cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, small tom tom, orchestral bass drum, gongs, bongos
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De Materie

No Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
3 marimbas, glockenspiel, vibraphone, 11 gongs, snare drum, 2 orchestral bass drums, lion's roar, 2 drum kits, (hi-hat, suspended cymbal,8 boobams and/or syn drum, snare drum, orchestral bass drum) large rattle, 3 large cowbells, large log drum, 2 large metal boxes, 2 sets of tom toms, metal chimes, tubular bells, large slapstick, guiro, bell tree, tam tam, timpani, 2 bellplate, metal and heavy metal (eg 4car bumpers), celeste
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De Materie

No Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
3 marimbas, glockenspiel, 4 octave vibraphone, 11 gongs, snare drum, 2  orchestral bass drums, lions roar, 2 drum sets (2 hi-hats, 2 x suspended cymbals, 2 x 8 boobams), large ratchet, 3 large cowbells, large log drums, 2 large metal boxes, 2 sets of tom toms, metal chimes, tubular bells, large slapstick, guiro, bell tree, tam tam, timpani, 2 bell plates, 4 car bumpers, celeste
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De Materie (Part I)

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, 5 octave marimba, snare drum, 2 orchestral bass drums, large log drum, 2 large metal boxes played with hammers, tam tam, timpani, 2 sets of tom toms, metal chimes
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De Materie (Part IV)

No Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, 11gongs, snare drum, orchstral bass drm, lion's roar, large rattle, 3 large cowbells, bell tree, tam tam, timpani, 2 bell plate, celeste
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De Stijl (De Materie part III)

No Timpani + 2 percussion
2 drums kits, hi-hat,cymbal, 8 boo-bams and/or snare drum, pedal bass drum), vibraphone, 4-5 gongs, metal and heavy metal (eg 4 car bumpers)
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De Tijd

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, 2 sets of crotales (or metal plates), 2 vibraphones, cimbalom, tubular bells, 2 log drums, 5 gongs, tam tam
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Hadewijch (De Materie part II)

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, vibraphone, 7gongs, snare drum, guiro, lion's roar, large rattle, large slapstick, bell tree, tam tam
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Ittrospezione II

Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, xylophone
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La Commedia

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, tam tam, gong, xylophone, 4 wood blocks, bongos, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 brake drums, timpani, tubular bells, log drum, 3 temple bells, large lion's roar, 2 tom toms, 2 suspended cymbals
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La Girò

No Timpani + 2 percussion
4 octave vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, celeste, 2 cowbells, tambourine, guiro, large whip, 2 hand bells, snare drum, bongos, large split drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 brake drums, 2 suspended cymbals, gong, Chinese gong
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Mausoleum

No Timpani + 2 percussion
2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, tuned gongs, bongos, 2 small tom toms, tam tam
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Nocturnen

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, triangle, tambourine, tam tam, celeste
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Odysseus' Women

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, vibraphone, 2 large suspended cymbals, gong, glockenspiel, timpani, celeste
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Racconto dall' inferno

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, tam tam, gong, xylophone, 4 wood blocks, bongos, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 brake drums, timpani. tubular bells, log drum, 3 temple bells, large lion's roar, 2 tom toms, 2 suspended cymbals
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Racconto dall\' inferno
Racconto dall\' inferno

ROSA

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, drum kit
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ROSA The Death of a Composer

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 orchestral bass drums, wood block, bongos, tom tom, 2) marimba, high metal sound (loud & sharp), 3 suspended cymbals, tubular bells, tam tam, 2 snare drums, temple bell, 3 large rasps, whip, wood block, bongos, tom tom, xylophone, 3) 4 gongs, tambourine, wood block, tom tom, bongos, drum kit (+guiro, hi-hat), 4) 3 timpani, triangle, rattle, large log drum, wood block, bongos, tom tom
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Rosa's Horses

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) vibraphone, glockenspile, 2 orchestral bass drums, wood block, bongos, tom tom, 2) marimba, high metal sound (loud & sharp), 3 suspended cymbals, tubular bells, tam tam, 2 snare drums, temple bell, 3 large rasps (diff sizes), whip, wood block, bongos, tom tom, 3) xylophone, 3 gongs, tambourine, wood block, tom tom, bongos, drum kit (+guiro, hi-hat), 4) 3 timpani, triangle, rattle, large log drum, wood block, bongos, tom tom
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TAO

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, large triangle, tuned cowbells, 2 bell plates, rin, tubular bells, 2 gongs, celeste
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The City of Dis or The Ship of Fools

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, tam tam, gong, xylophone, 4 wood blocks, bongos, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 brake drums, timpani, tubular bells, log drum, 3 temple bells, large lion's roar, 2 tom tom, 2 suspended cymbals
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The Hague Hacking

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, 2 small tom toms, 2 brake drums, glockenspiel, vibraphone, 2 large suspended cymbals, xylophone, 2 sets tubular bells, small suspended cymbal, 2 small rototoms, clash cymbals, large guiro, 2 large triangles, gong
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Trilogy of the Last Day

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, glocksnpiel, vibraphone, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, 2 triangles (L & S), 2 rattles, 4 wood blocks,  2 tom toms, 2 log drums, 2 snare drums, orchestral bass drum, timpani, 2 large suspended cymbal, large tam tam, gong, anvil, whip, large sizzle cymbal, 2 bell plates, large rasp, bongos, tuned cowbells, police whistle in Ab
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Vermeer Picture

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, tuned gongs, bell tree, orchestral bass drum, guiro, 2 large triangles, tubular bells, bongos, 2 large suspended cymbals, xylophone, 2 wood blocks, 2 small tom toms, castanets, tam tam, large sizzle cymbal, timpani, large gong, snare drum, metal square, high metal square, large ratchet, log drum, large wood block, low metal tube, celeste
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Writing to Vermeer

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, tuned gongs, vibraphone, bell tree, orchestral bass drum, guiro, 2 large triangles, tubular bells, breaking glass, tambourine, 2 pairs of bongos, 2 large suspended cymbals, water effect, xylophone, 2 wood blocks, 2 small tom tom, castanets, tam tam, large sizzle cymbal, timpani, large gong, large tom tom, clock effect, snare drum, small bongo, metal square, high metal ratchet, log drum, large wood block, celeste
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Zilver

No Timpani + 2 pecussion
Vibraphone, marimba
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