Compositions
Sofia Gubaidulina

(b. 1931)
Sofia Gubaidulina is, together with Schnittke and Denisov, one of three major Moscow composers of the post-Shostakovich era. Her music strikingly combines the spiritual and dramatic with daring and transparently original colours. Gubaidulina is one of earliest Soviet composers to show a deep interest in religious themes. Her music can at one extreme be improvisatory such as Garden of Joys and Sorrows for flute, viola and harp and at the other extreme be strictly organised on ancient mystical principles such as the orchestral works Symphony: Stimmen… verstummen and Zeitgestalten. Gubaidulina is particularly interested in setting visionary and prophetic texts by T.S.Eliot, Marina Tsvetaeva and Gennadi Aigi. She has been commissioned by the world’s finest performers including Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Mstislav Rostropovich, the Kronos and Arditti Quartets, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Sir Simon Rattle.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Fatselya

Timpani + 2 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, tubular bells, celeste
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'...The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair'

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, mark tree, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, triangle, tambourine, 3 orchestral bass drums, tam tam, 3 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, celeste
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Alleluja

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, marimba, vibraphone, celeste
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And: The feast is in full progress

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
1) timpani, tom tom, tubular bells, 2) timpani, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, 3) flexatone with bow, 5 tom toms, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, tubular bells, 4) marimba, tubular bells, 5) clash cymbals, tam tam, celeste, cimbalom
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Aus dem Stundenbuch

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
1) timpani, vibraphone, 2) gongs, 2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, timpani, medium tenor drum, 3) tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, 4) orchestral bass drum, timpani, ratchet, 5) vibraphone, 5 suspended cymbals, very large bass drum, celeste
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Concerto for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Small valday bells, timpani, tam tam, 5 suspended cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, xylophone
Jazz band - No Timpani + 2 percussion
Jazz percussion, 3 tom toms, 5 temple blocks, hi-hat
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Fairytale Poem

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Suspended cymbal, vibraphone, marimba
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Hour of the Soul

No Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, timpani, snare drum, 5 bongos, 5 tom toms, 5 suspended cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, temple block, celeste
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Jetzt Immer Schnee

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) 9 Javanese gongs, timpani, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, flexatone, 2) 7 Javanese gongs, tam tam, suspended cymbal, timpani, triangle, flexatone
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Johannes-Ostern

Timpani + 6 percussion
3 orchestral bass drums, timpani, 2 sets tubular bells, 2 tam tams, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, mark tree, 5 suspended cymbals, clash cymbals, vibraphone, marimba, snare drum, waterphone, 2 gongs, Javanese gongs
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Offertorium

Timpani (doubling percussion) + 4 percussion
Timpani) 5 temple blocks, crotales (Eb-Eb), tam tam, orchestral bass drum, guiro, tubular bells, 1) tam tam, glockenspiel, 3 wood blocks, whip, 5 bongos, triangle, 5 tom toms, 2) vibraphone, marimba, 3 wood blocks, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, snare drum, glockenspiel, 3) marimba, triangle, xylophone, snare drum, 5 tom toms, 4) bass bow, triangle, 3 suspended cymbals
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Stufen

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
1) timpani, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, 2) tam tam, vibraphone, reco-reco, 3) temple block, marimba, 4) snare drum, wood block, tubular bells, 5) snare drum, 5 bongos, glockenspiel - celeste
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The Light of the End

Timpani + 4 percussion
2 octaves crotales, mark tree, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, 5 suspended cymbals, antique cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells x 2 sets, bell plates, vibraphone, marimba
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Zeitgestalten Figury Vremeni (orig. Russian) Figures of Time (English)

No Timpani + 6 percussion
Vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, 5 tom tom, flexatone(bowed), tam tam large, tubular bells, timpani, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, vibraphone,  claves, marimba, suspended cymbal, flexatone, tam tam, antique cymbals, glockenspiel, marimba, claves, vibraphone, flexatone, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, tubular bells, claves, flexatone, timpani, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, brass mark tree, suspended cymbal, tam tam, glockenspiel, claves, suspended cymbal, tam tam, (med), jingles, antique cymbals, tam tam, 2 octaves crotales, brass mark tree, bell plates
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