Compositions
Michael Daugherty

(b. 1954)
Born in 1954, Michael Daugherty is one of the most performed American composers of his generation.  Hailed by The Times as “a master icon maker” with a “maverick imagination, fearless structural sense and meticulous ear”.  He first came to international attention in the 1990s with a series of witty, dark-humored, brilliantly-scored pieces inspired by 20th-century pop-culture phenomena including his Metropolis Symphony and Dead Elvis.  Recent works have shown a broadening of expressive range and lyricism, with increasing musical subtlety and elegance of orchestration.  His idiom bears the stamp of classic modernism, with colliding tonalities and blocks of sound; at the same time, his melodies can be eloquent and stirring. Works commissioned by Detroit Symphony, National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kronos Quartet.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Bizarro

No Timpani + 4 percussion
6 splash cymbals, ride cymbal, 3 snare drums, 2 hi hats, 3 orchestral bass drums, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 octave crotales
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Blue Like and Orange

No Timpani + 3 percussion
2 gongs, 2 sets tubular bells, 2 tambourines, 2 pairs maracas, 2 castanets, 2 whips, timpani, glockenspiel
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Concrete Jungle

Timpani + 4 percussion
2 xylophones, vibraphone, splash cymbal, snare drum, whip, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal, tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, bongos, 4 triangles, castanets, tambourine, 2 pairs finger cymbals, ratchet, 2 glockenspiels, 3 wood blocks, 4 cow bells, hi hat, 4 ref's whistles, tam tam, marimba
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Desi

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, bongos, clash cymbals
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Flamingo

No Timpani + 2 percussion
6 tambourines (2 soloists)
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Hell's Angels

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Wind chimes, thunder sheet, triangle, maracas, orchestral bass drum, bongos, vibraslap, shaker, snare drum, whip, tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, wind machine, xylophone, glockenspiel, claves - celeste
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Krypton

No Timpani + 4 percussion
2 ships bells, tenor drum, tambourine, 2 cow bells, air raid siren
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Le Tombeau de Liberace

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, splash cymbal, snare drum, whip, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, 2 triangles, tambourine, wind chimes, maracas, 2 castanets, 2 finger cymbals, ratchet
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Lex

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, 4 triangles, 2 octaves crotales, 2 glockenspiels, 4 ref's whistles, finger cymbals, vibraphone, marimba, tam tam, 2 tambourines, 4 cow bells, hi hat, 3 wood blocks, bongos, ratchet, whip
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Lex from Metropolis Symphony

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, 4 triangles, 2 octaves crotales, 2 glockenspiels, 4 refs whistles, finger cymbals, vibraphone, marimba, tam tam, 2 tambourines, 4 cowbells, hi hats, 3 wood blocks, bongos, ratchet, whip
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Niagara Falls

Timpani + 6 percussion
2 Glockenspiels, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, tubular bells, bell tree, wind chimes, 3 triangles, ships bell, claves, orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbal, tambourine, clash cymbals, congas, bongos, vibraslap, whip, ratchet
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Red Cape Tango from Metropolis Symphony

Timpani + 4 percussion
2 finger cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, tubular bells, snare drum, brake drum, castanets, marimba, tam tam, tambourine
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Route 66

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, bongos, timbales, brake drum, 2 cow bells, splash cymbal, ride cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 3 triangles, 3 wood blocks
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Snap

No Timpani + 3 percussion
2 pairs clash cymbals, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, triangle
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Spaghetti Western

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, tubular bells, slapstick, marimba, maracas, 2 finger cymbals, 2 octaves crotales, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, temple blocks, suspended cymbal, bell tree, triangle, wind chimes - celeste
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Sunset Strip

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Bongos, maracas, claves, vibraslap, large whip, medium cowbell, small cowbell, agogo bells x 3, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, triangle, wind chimes, tambourine, bell tree
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U.F.O.

No Timpani + solo percussion
5 tom toms, 8 octobans, bongos, pedal bass drum, 3 piccolo snare drums, 2 suspended cymbals, 6 splash cymbals, hi hat, 3 wood blocks, 3 cow bells, vibraphone, 2 whips, xylophone, 8 metal effects, 2 flexatones
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