Compositions
Seymour Barab

(1921-2014)
Seymour Barab was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1921 and began his professional career as a church organist at the age of thirteen. His interest in contemporary music led to a close association with American composers, whose music he began to perform while he was still in high school. Before leaving Chicago, he became a founder of the New Music Quartet and then in New York City of the Composer's Quartet, the resident quartet of Columbia University, whose primary purpose was to promote contemporary music. On the other end of the spectrum, he played the viola da gamba and helped form the New York Pro Musica, one of the first contemporary ensembles to reintroduce baroque and renaissance music. He has been a member of the faculties of Rutgers University, Black Mountain College and the New England Conservatory of Music, although he is mainly self-taught in composition.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Game of Chance

Timpani + 1 percussion
Hi-hats, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tubular bells, triangle
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Chanticleer

Timpani + 1 percussion
Large gong, suspended cymbal, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, finger cymbals, snare drum, xylophone, wood block, tambourine, triangle
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Little Red Riding Hood

Timpani + 1 percussion
Suspended cymbal, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, triangle, tambourine, tubular bells, wood block
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The Pink Siamese

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, tambourine, orchestral, bass drum, finger cymbals, wood block, triangle, suspended cymbal, slide whistle, xylophone, glockenspiel
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