Compositions
Mark-Anthony Turnage

(b. 1960)
Mark-Anthony Turnage is a prolific English composer of classical music. His initial musical studies were with Oliver Knussen, John Lambert, and later with Gunther Schuller. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, in particular by the work of Miles Davis. Turnage has composed numerous orchestral and chamber works, and two widely performed operas. Greek, first performed in 1988 at the Munich Biennale, is based on Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Oedipus the King. The Silver Tassie, first performed in 2000, is based on the play by Seán O'Casey. Other works include Three Screaming Popes and Your Rockaby, a concerto for saxophone and orchestra and a concerto for trombone and orchestra: "Yet Another Set To", dedicated to Christian Lindberg. In 1990, Turnage was appointed the first Radcliffe Composer in Association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Turnage was named a co-composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held alongside Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Piano Concerto

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, marimba, almglocken, handbells, cowbell, pedal bass drum, orchestral bass drum large, hi-hat, gong (small) , gong (large), celeste
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A Man Descending

Timpani + 1 percussion
2 triangles, sizzle cymbal large, gong large
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A Relic of Memory

Timpani (=2 desk bells) + 3 percussion + celeste
6 hand bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, tubular bells, 4 tuned gongs, large wood block, wooden cube (large), hammer, 4 tom toms, orchestral bass drum large, celeste
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Anna Nicole - Opera

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, marimba, tubular bells, wood block small, tambourine, metal bar, wooden cube, guiro, temple blocks, triangle, claves, hand bells, brake drum large, snare drum, cuica, bongo, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, 2 gongs, tam tam, celeste
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Another Set To

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tom tom, small tom tom, bongo, conga, marimba, vibraphone, tubular bells, celeste
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At Sixes and Sevens

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Amlglocken, vibraphone, marimba, tubular bells, snare drum, tam tam, celeste
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Blood on the Floor

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
2 orchestral bass drum, 2 bongos, tabla, bodhran, splash cymbal, wood and hammer, 2 tambourines, mounted sleigh bell, tam tam, 4 low gongs, bass bow, Japanese temple bells, tuned cowbells, log drum, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, bell plates, maracas, claves, lion’s roar, djembe, large saucepan, celeste
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Calmo

No Timpani + 4 percussion
2 desk bells, handbells, 1) Eb5 & F5, 2) G4 & D5, 3) C4 & A4
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Cello Concerto

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, marimba. 2 octaves crotales, triangle, suspended cymbal, celeste
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Ceres

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
3 triangles, (small,med,large), 3 orchestral bass drums, (small,med,large), sizzle cymbal small, ride cymbal (medium), suspended cymbal (large), 3 ratchets (small, med,large), celeste
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Chicago Remains

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, marimba, tubular bells, tuned gongs, Japanese temple bells, rin, 2 cowbells, 2 octaves crotales, maracas, guiro, 2 orchestral bass drum (large), sizzle cymbal (small), suspended cymbal (small), gong (small), tam tam large, sandpaper blocks, celeste
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Dispelling the Fears

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, tabla, suspended cymbal, tam tam, 4 low gongs, bass bow, Japanese temple bells, vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, bell plates, 2 bongos, djembe, lion’s roar, celeste
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Drowned Out

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Timpani, octave hand bells (C-C), anvil effect, tubular bells & 3 low bells, tambourine, 2 octaves boo bams, wood block, ratchet, 2 tuned cowbells, orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, snare drum, conga, gong, marimba, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, celeste
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Erskine

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, whip, marimba, almglocken, 2 tambourines, wood block, claves, conga, gongs, maracas, 2 tom toms, timbales - percussion 1,2 and 3 will each require a set of 9 timbales, tom-toms, bongos and wood of varying sizes
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Evening Songs

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Large orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, whip, vibraphone, glockenspiel, D2, Eb, E, F, Gb, Ab, A tuned gongs, E, G, Ab, A, B, C, Db hand bells, sizzle cymbal, triangle, tubular bells, celeste
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Five Views of a Mouth

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, claves, tambourine, marimba, tuned gongs, 2 wood blocks, (small & large), police whistle, 2 tom toms, pedal bass drum, tam tam large, lion's roar, conga, orchestral bass drum large, sizzle cymbal
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Frieze

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, tam tam, almglocken, Japanese Temple bells, marimba, orchestral bass drum, tom tom large, bongos, timbales, glockenspiel, bell plates, tuned gongs, celeste
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From All Sides

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
2 police whistle large, 2 ratchets large, guiro, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, 3 tambourines, tuned gongs, whip (large), vibraphone, triangle (small), claves, congas, sandpaper block, sleigh bells, 4 tom toms, 2 cowbells large, 2 djembes, 2 orchestral bass drums, 2 pedal bass drums, wood block, celeste
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From the Wreckage

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
4 snare drums, sizzle cymbal large, whip large, 2 orchestral bass drums large, maracas medium, maracas large, brake drum small, timpani, suspended cymbal large, 12 small bells, celeste
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Hammered Out

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, sleigh bells, tambourine, whip, brake drums, snare drum, large orchestral bass drum, tam tam large, celeste
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Hidden Love Song

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, Japanese temple bells, bell plate large
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Juno

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Tuned gongs, bass bow, glockenspiel, triangle, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, celeste
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Kai

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Small drum kit, sizzle cymbal, whip, Eb2, F#, G# low gongs, 4 large cowbells, celeste
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Mambo, Blues and Tarantella

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, marimba, roto toms, tambourine, boo bams, 2 timbales, sizzle cymbal (small), 2 cowbells (Latin), 2 temple blocks (high & low), orchestral bass drum large, celeste
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Momentum

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Tam tam, orchestral bass drum, drum kit
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Night Dances

No Timpani + 4 percussion
5 tom toms, 2 suspended cymbals, hi hat, pedal bass drum, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, claves, 2 tam tams, 3 sizzle cymbals, tambourine, xylophone
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The Country of the Blind

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
2 snare drums, orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, 2 tom toms, tabla, 3 suspended cymbals, wood block, temple block, triangle, sleigh bells, tam tam, cowbell, log drum, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, F, Gb, Ab, A tuned gongs, maracas, claves, guiro, lion’s roar, saucepan, anvil effect, celeste
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Three Screaming Popes

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Temple block set, 3 ratchets, glockenspiel, bodhran, police whistle, splash cymbal, whip, 14 hand bells, nipple gong, 2 hi hats, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, log drum, 2 whips, 3 timpani, 2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, timbales, large tam tam, pedal bass drum
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Your Rockaby

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Brake drum, orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, 2 bodhrans, sizzle cymbal, wood block, whip, gong, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, hand bells, tubular bells, tuned cowbells, djembe, 2 darabukas, large saucepan
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