Compositions
Richard Danielpour

(b. 1956)
Born in 1956, Richard Danielpour has become one of the most sought-after composers of his generation — a composer whose distinctive American voice is part of a rich neo-Romantic heritage with influences from pivotal composers like Britten, Copland, Bernstein, and Barber. Danielpour has commented that "music [must] have an immediate visceral impact and elicit a visceral response." This visceral element can indeed be heard throughout Danielpour's music - expansive, sweeping, romantic gestures; energetic rhythmic accentuations; contrasting stylistic characters; arresting, introspective, melodic beauty; rich, enticing orchestrations; and brilliantly juxtaposed, yet cohesive harmonic angles.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Apparitions

Timpani (dbl vibraslap) + 3 percussion + celeste
1) vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, ruthe, high wood block, claves, castanets, triangle, suspended cymbal, vibraslap 2) vibraphone, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, mounted guiro, ruthe, high wood block, sandpaper blocks, castanets, slapstick, suspended cymbal 3) marimba, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, ruthe, slapstick, vibraslap, orchestral bass drum  - celeste
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Celestial Night

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, brake drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, mounted guiro, tom tom, tubular bells, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, wood block, slapstick, bongos, 3 roto toms, 2 mounted cowbells, ruthe, water gongs x 2, celeste
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Metamorphosis - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tuned gongs, 4 tom toms, tambourine, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone
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Piano Concerto No 2

Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells, mounted guiro, mounted castanets, triangle, tambourine, brake drum, suspended cymbal, gong, tam tam, 4 roto toms, tom tom, floor tom, snare drum
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Piano Concerto No 3

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
1) xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, castanets, sandpaper blocks, slapstick, ruthe, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, water gong 16", triangle 2) vibraphone, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, mounted guiro, sandpaper blocks, vibraslap, slapstick, suspended cymbal, medium gong, triangle 3) vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, vibraslap, triangle - celeste
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Song of Remembrance

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
1) xylophone, glockenspiel, large orchestral bass drum, tubular bells 2) vibraphone, medium orchestral bass drum 3) suspended cymbal, guiro, Chinese cymbal, 2 snare drums, low gong, tubular bells, mounted castanets 4) gong, tom tom, floor tom, suspended cymbal - celeste
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Through The Ancient Valley - Cello Concerto No 2

Timpani + 4 percussion
2 x vibrahone, glockenspiel, xylophone, tubular bells, 2 tom toms, 2 x orchestral bass drum, doumbek, bongos, congas, tambourine, suspended cymbal, gong, tam tam
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Toward the Splendid City

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells, suspended cymbal, triangle, cowbell, tambourine, timbales, roto toms x 4, snare drum, 4 tom toms, medium orchestral bass drum, brake drum, castanets, slapstick - celeste
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Urban Dances

Timpani + 3 percussion
Bongos, congas, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, cowbell, 2 octaves crotales, floor tom, glockenspiel, guiro, marimba, mounted castanets, hi hat, tom tom x 2, ruthe, sandpaper blocks, snare drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, tam tam, vibraslap, vibraphone, wood block, xylophone
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Vox Populi

Timpani + 5 percussion
Xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, claves, wood block, 4 tom toms, 3 roto toms, floor tom, suspended cymbal, cow bell, brake drum, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, hi hat, ruthe
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