Compositions
Malcolm Arnold

(1921 - 2006)
Born in Northampton in 1921, Malcolm Arnold is one of the towering musical figures of the 20th century. Arnold has an impressive body of work to his credit including nine symphonies, seven ballets, two operas, one musical, over twenty concertos, two string quartets, and music for brass-band and wind-band. He also wrote 132 film scores, among these are some of the finest works ever composed for film including Bridge on the River Kwai (for which, in 1958, he was one of the first British composers ever to win an Oscar), Inn of the Sixth Happiness (for which he received an Ivor Novello Award in 1958), Hobson’s Choice and Whistle Down the Wind.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Flourish for Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, tam tam, orchestral bass drum
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A Grand Grand Festival Overture

Timpani + 3 percussion + extras
Clash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tubular bells. 3 vacuum cleaners, electric polisher, 4 rifles
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A Sussex Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, snare drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, wood block, tambourine
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Anniversary Overture

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, glockenspiel, tam tam, orchestral bass drum
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Beckus the Dandipratt : Comedy Overture

Timpani
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3 percussion
Snare drum, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, wood block
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Concerto for Clarinet No 2

Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, wood block, cowbell, suspended cymbal
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Concerto for Trumpet

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, snare drum, glockenspiel
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Electra : Ballet in One Act

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) bongos, 2) timbales, 3) 3 deep tom toms, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, 4) tubular bells, tam tam, clash cymbals
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English Dances Set 1

Timpani + 2 percussion
Wood block, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, snare drum, glockenspiel
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English Dances Set 2

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, glockenspiel, 2 x clash cymbals, tambourine, tam tam, suspended cymbal
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Fantasy on a Theme of John Field

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tam tam, glockenspiel, tambourine, xylophone, castanets
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Four Cornish Dances

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tubular bells, clash cymbals, tam tam, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, snare drum, tenor drum
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Four Irish Dances

Timpani + 2 percussion
Tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals
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Four Welsh Dances

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, tam tam, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, whip, wood block
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Hobson's Choice - Concert Suite (arr Christopher Palmer)

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Wood block, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal
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Little Suite for Orchestra No 4 (arr Philip Lane)

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, maracas, snare drum, glockenspiel, xylophone
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Little Suite for Orchestra No 5 (arr Philip Lane)

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, clash cymbals, whip
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Manx Suite (Little Suite No 3)

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, G3 tubular bell
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Peterloo Overture

Timpani + 4 percussion
Tam tam, orchestral bass drum, 2 snare drums, clash cymbals, tenor drum, tubular bells, glockenspiel
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Philharmonic Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion

Glockenspiel, bongos, tam tam, snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, small orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached
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Postcard from the Mediterranean (arr Philip Lane)

Timpani (doubling wood block) + 4 percussion
Clash cymbals, glockenspiel, triangle, maracas, bongos, 2 tom toms, guiro, snare drum, xylophone
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Roots of Heaven Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, tam tam, 3 tom toms, maracas, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Scottish Dances

Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, suspended cymbal, tam tam, wood block, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals
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Suite from "No Love for Johnnie" (arr Philip Lane)

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, glockenspiel. celeste
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Sweeney Todd Ballet

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, snare drum, glockenspiel, wood block, tubular bells, nightingale whistle - celeste
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Symphony No 1

Timpani
Prem 32/30/28 Int 32/29/26
2 percussion
Glockenspiel, snare drum, tam tam
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, F# tubular bell, tam tam
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Symphony No 4

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tam tam, bongos, clash cymbals, marimba, orchestral bass drum, maracas, suspended cymbal, 2 tom toms, celeste
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Symphony No 5

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, bongos, deep tom tom, glockenspiel, tubular bells G & B4, celeste
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Symphony No 6

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, suspended cymbal, tam tam, clash cymbals, tubular bells
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Symphony No 7

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tam tam, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, wood block, whip, 2 cow bells, conga, bongos, 2 timbales, tubular bells, tenor drum
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Symphony No 8

Timpani + 2 percussion
Clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, snare drum, glockenspiel, vibraphone
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Tam O'Shanter Overture

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tenor drum, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, whip, low A tubular bell, tam tam, clash cymbals
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The Dancing Master - Opera

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, castanets, tam tam, snare drum, triangle, wood block, xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste
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The Fair Field Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum with clash cymbals attached, tambourine, glockenspiel
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The Holly and the Ivy : Fantasy on Christmas Carols (arr Christopher Palmer)

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, triangle, sleigh bells, glockenspiel, song bells, tubular bells, tam tam, vibraphone, celeste
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The Padstow Lifeboat : March for Orchestra

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals
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The Song of Simeon

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, xylophone, tambourine, bongos - celeste
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