Compositions
Peter Maxwell Davies

(1934 - 2016)
Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the most significant figures in post-War European music. He rose to prominence in late the 1960s with neo-expressionistic music-theatre pieces Eight Songs for a Mad King and Vesalii Icones, orchestra scores Worldes Blis and St Thomas Wake and the opera Taverner. Many of his works are composed for the distinctive chamber sextet of Fires of London. Since the 1970s, his worklist has included a Trumpet Concerto, 8 Symphonies and 10 Strathclyde Concertos written for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Many of his works are for young performers and he is active as a conductor of both of his own works and the standard repertoire. Peter Maxwell Davies was appointed Master of the Queen's Music in 2004.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Reel of Seven Fisherman

Timpani + 3 percussion
Marimba, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel
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A Spell for Green Corn - The MacDonald Dances

Timpani + 1 percussion
Tambourine, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, bell tree
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An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

Timpani + 4 percussion
Marimba, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, 4 wood blocks, tambourine, snare drum, pedal bass drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, swanee whistle, slapstick
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Antarctic Symphony (Symphony No 8)

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, bell tree, high wood block, Chinese cymbal, clash cymbals, 6 suspended cymbal, gong, tam tam, soapdish, tuned brandy glasses, 2 pebbles, football rattle, biscuit tin with broken glass, 3 anvil effects, celeste, Japanese temple gong
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Horn Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion
Marimba, glockenspiel, large orchestral bass drum, orchestral bass drum with cymbals attached, pedal bass drum, tambourine, snare drum
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Piano Concerto

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, marimba, snare drum, tambourine, large orchestral bass drum, 2 suspended cymbal, tenor drum, sleighbells, tam tam, temple blocks
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Symphony No 1

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) glockenspiel, 2) 2 octaves crotales, 3) marimba, 4) flexatone, tubular bells
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, marimba, 2 octaves crotales
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Symphony No 5

Timpani + 2 percussion
Marimba, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, flexatone, large orchestral bass drum, small orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tambourine
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Symphony No 7

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, marimba, crotales, tubular bells, 2 wood blocks, tambourine, snare drum, large orchestral bass drum, small orchestral bass drum, finger cymbal, small Chinese cymbal, clash cymbals, 2 suspended cymbal, tam tam, celeste
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The Turn of the Tide

Timpani + 3 percussion
4 suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, temple blocks, snare drum, marimba, glockenspiel, tenor drum, tam tam, 4 wood blocks, bell tree
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Trumpet Concerto

Timpani + 5 percussion
1) marimba, 2) glockenspiel, 3) 2 octaves crotales, 4) bell tree, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, 5) timpani & Japanese temple bell
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