Compositions
Philip Glass

(b. 1937)
The American composer Philip Glass was born on January 31, 1937. Glass is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century, with his music often controversially described as minimal music, along with the work of the other "major minimalists" Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically and describes himself as a "Classicist", pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Schubert, JS Bach and Mozart. Philip Glass is a prolific composer and has written works for the musical group which he founded, the Philip Glass Ensemble as well as operas, musical theatre works, ten symphonies, eleven concertos, solo works, chamber music including string quartets and instrumental sonatas, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Akhnaten

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Tuned tom toms, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbals, finger cymbals, tubular bells, wood block, celeste
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Anima Mundi

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, triangle, finger cymbals, wood block, snare drum, log drum
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Anniversary Concert Overture

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, triangle, anvil, clash cymbals, 2 wood blocks, snare drum, tom toms, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, celeste
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Concerto Fantasy for two Timpanists and Orchestra

Two Solo Timpanists + 6 percussion
9 timpani - soloists
Xylophone, glockenspiel. snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tubular bells, wood blocks, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, 5 tom toms, tam tam large, marimba, vibraphone
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Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra

No Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, triangle, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, maracas, hi-hat, wood block, temple block, cow bell, celeste
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, wood block, triangle, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal
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Concerto Grosso

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tambourine, suspended cymbal, wood block
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Days and Nights in Rocinha

Timpani + 6 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, marimba, wood block, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, xylophone, castanets, tam tam
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Triangle, woodblock, tom toms, snare drum, tenor drum, suspended cymbal, anvil, tambourine, maracas, tam tam, marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, celeste
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Hyrdogen Jukebox

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tuned tom toms, triangle, tambourine, cow bells, wood block, anvil, finger cymbals, suspended cymbal, temple block
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La Belle et la Bête

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Triangle, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel., tubular bells (Ab, Bb), marimba
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Orphée

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, tubular bells, castanets, wood block, maracas, glockenspiel, triangle
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Passages

No Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, wood block, triangle, glockenspiel
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Phaedra

Timpani + 6 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, wind chimes, tubular bells, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, snare drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, triangle, wood block, vibraphone
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Symphony No 10

Timpani + 6 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, triangle, anvil, tam tam, clash cymbals, castanets, wood block, snare drum, 2 x tom tom, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, celeste
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Symphony No 2

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, triangle, tubular bells, hi hat, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, celeste
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Symphony No 3

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle, vibraphone, tam tam, castanets, glockenspiel, celeste
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Symphony No 8

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Wood block, tambourine, slapstick, snare drum, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, cowbell, hi hat, triangle, maracas, castanets, celeste
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Symphony No 1

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, triangle, tubular bells, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, castanets, tam tam, wood block, 4 tom toms
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Symphony No 7

Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Ratchet, wood block, orchestral bass drum, triangle, xylophone, tom toms x 2, glockenspiel, tam tam, tambourine, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tenor drum, castanets, anvil, shaker, finger cymbals, marimba, celeste
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The Baroness and the Pig

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Wood block, snare drum, triangle, tam tam, glockenspiel, marimba
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The Canyon

Timpani + 8 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, tubular bells, glockenspiel, maracas, 4 wood blocks, triangle, tambourine, ratchet, snare drum
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The Fall of the House of Usher

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tambourine, suspended cymbal, triangle, wood block, maracas
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The Hours

No Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, triangle, celeste
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The Juniper Tree

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, tubular bells, wood block, tambourine, tam tam, car spring, celeste
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The Light

Timpani + 4 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, clash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bass drum
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The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tom tom, triangle, maracas, cow bell, hi hat, wood block, tambourine, clash cymbals, finger cymbals, castanets, tam tam, xylophone, tubular bells, African drums, glockenspiel, celeste
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The Voyage

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, triangle, maracas, tubular bells, temple block, wood block, tambourine, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, finger cymbals, castanets, tam tam, celeste
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White Raven

No Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, maracas, xylophone, wood block, tambourine, clash cymbals, finger cymbals, castanets, tam tam, ref's whistle, celeste
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