Compositions
Ralph Vaughan-Williams

(1872 - 1958)
Ralph Vaughan Williams established a new nationalist style based on English folk traditions. He studied at Cambridge with Wood and at the Royal College of Music with Parry and Stanford. In 1895 he established a lifelong friendship with Gustav Holst. Vaughan-Williams progressively rejected foreign Romantic influences in favour of inspiration from native material, including Elizabethan and Jacobean music and English folksongs of which he collected over 800. His personal voice emerged fully in 1909 with On Wenlock Edge and his works include 9 symphonies and 4 operas. Vaughan-Williams was a strong believer in music as vital part of everyday life and was active with amateur music-making, conducting, composing for choirs, brass bands and film. As a teacher his pupils included Gordon Jacob and Elizabeth Maconchy. 

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Flos Campi

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Tabor, triangle, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals
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Hugh the Drover

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals, triangle, tubular bells
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Job

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone
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Old King Cole

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, snare drum
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Symphony No 1 (Sea Symphony)

Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle
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Symphony No 2 (London Symphony)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
5 percussion
Sleigh bells, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle, glockenspiel
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Symphony No 3 (Pastoral Symphony)

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Triangle, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum
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Symphony No 4

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, triangle
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Symphony No 6

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, triangle, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum
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Symphony No 7 (Sinfonia Antarctica)

Timpani + 4 percussion
Clash cymbals, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, triangle, wind machine, 3 low bass bells, vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, snare drum, suspended cymbal
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Symphony No 8

Timpani + 5 percussion
Snare drum, triangle, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, tam tam, 3 gongs, tubular bells
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Symphony No 9

Timpani + 3 percussion
3 low bells, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, tam tam, snare drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, tenor drum
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Wasps Overture

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26 Prem 32/30/28
2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle
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