Paul McCartney was born 1942 and is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his collaboration with Lennon is one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, landmines, vegetarianism, poverty and music education.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, snare drum, military snare drum, orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, tabor, tambourine, maracas, temple blocks, Chinese cymbal, cabassa, binsasara, sleighbells, 2 tam tams, celeste
The Liverpool Oratorio
Timpani + 3 percussion
Sleighbells, xylophone, clash cymbals, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, tambourine, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tam tam, tambourine, tubular bells, snare drum, tenor drum, pedal bass drum