Compositions
Steven Mackey

(b. 1956)
Steven Mackey is noted for his highly individual idiom. His music incorporates and transforms references to classical and popular music in a way that is lithe and subtle. Champions include Michael Tilson Thomas, Dennis Russell Davies, and the Kronos Quartet. As an accomplished guitarist, he has composed several works for the instrument including Deal, a concerto for electric guitar and ensemble or orchestra. His orchestral works have been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra among others.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Banana/Dump Truck

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Marimba, tubular bells, Chinese tom tom, congas, timbales, large gong, almglocken, finger cymbals, penny whistle, ratchet, vibraphone, talking drum, lions roar, clash cymbals, medium sizzle cymbal, mark tree, cowbell, claves, timpani, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, tuned gong D2, large triangle, wood block, egg shaker
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Beautiful Passing

Timpani + 2 percussion
I) vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, marimba, xylophone, flexatone, Chinese opera gong, orchestral bass drum II) pedal bass drum, 3 tom toms, high wood block, brake drum, splash cymbal, medium, suspended cymbal, large gong
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Deal

Timpani + 2 percussion
Marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, cowbell, tam tam, roto tom, wood block, nipple gong, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, ratchet, suspended cymbal, large gong, mark tree, almglocken, sizzle cymbal
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Eating Greens

Timpani (with large suspended cymbal) + 4 percussion
Marimba, snare drum, bongos, large tam tam, large suspended cymbal, triangle, wood wind chimes, cardboard horn, Bb 'marine band' harmonica, vibraphone, xylophone, cassette player, clash cymbals, sizzle cymbal, small tam tam, tambourine, cowbell, small triangle, sand paper blocks, glockenspiel, small suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 2 nipple gongs (B3, Bb3), medium tam tam, large tam tam, temple blocks, 3 log drums, castanets, tambourine, 3 glass jars, ratchet, prayer stones, bell tree, refs whistle, tubular bells, 3 tom toms. orchestral bass drum, hi hats, medium tam tam, lions roar, maracas, claves, flexatone, wood block, guiro, tambourine, 3 glass bottles
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Five Animated Shorts

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tin cans, vibraslap, vibraslap, wine bottle, timbales, congas, ride cymbal, suspended cymbal, flexatone, 2 octaves crotales, triangle, mixing bowls, orchestral bass drum, cimbalom
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Lost and Found

Timpani (with large suspended cymbal + 3 percussion)
Xylophone, tubular bells, almglocken, 2 nipple gongs, 2 octaves crotales, bass bow, medium suspended cymbal, claves, ratchet, guiro, tam tam, Chinese cymbal, 2 cowbells, large triangle, finger cymbals, wind chimes,  vibraphone, glockenspiel, small suspended cymbal
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Micro-Concerto

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, med tom tom, high tom tom, tuned cowbell, congas, claves, high triangle, suspended cymbal, pedal bass drum, low tom tom, low Asian drum, Samba whistle, clickers, bongos, timbales, wood block, 2 piccolo wood blocks, small cowbell, log drum, mounted castanets, small guiro, egg shaker, mounted tambourine, vibraslap, sizzle cymbal, Chinese cymbal, clash cymbals, small Chinese gong, tin cans, bean pod rattle, wine bottles
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Pedal Tones

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) pedal bass drum, 3 tom toms, large cowbell, tambourine, triangle, suspended cymbal 2) 6 almglocken, 1 nipple gong, large gong, 3 tam tams, Chinese opera gong, 2 brake drums, wine bottle, 2 roto-toms, 2 timbales, agogo bells, cowbell, wood block, 3) 3 suspended cymbals, China cymbal, mark tree, 4 Japanese temple bowls, 3 triangles, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, police whistle, tubular bells 4) orchestral bass drum, Chinese tom tom, log drum, conga, medium cowbell, agogo bells, vibraslap, wine bottle, tambourine, 2 bongos, clash cymbals, tubular bells
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Square Holes in Round Pegs

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) tuned gongs, tam tam, tubular bells, sizzle cymbal, soap dish (for tam-tam), 2) small orchestral bass drum to lay flat, tambourine, lions, 3 x triangle (S/M/L), bamboo wind chimes, wood block, 2 sets knitting kneedles, small suspended cymbal, medium suspended cymbal, bass bow, claves
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TILT

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, steel drum, 3 suspended cymbal, referee's whistle, tambourine, 4 cowbells, tam tam, almglocken x 2 sets, glockenspiel x 2, wood block, 3 triangles, lion's roar x 2, guiro, ratchet, claves x 2 pairs, wood block, marimba, temple blocks, 2 tuned nipple gongs, large metal pipe, large anvil, tubular bells, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, bicycle bell, bicycle horn, tambourine, hi-hat, sizzle cymbal, glass wind chimes, klaxon
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Time Release

Percussion solo
Marimba, almglocken, Chinese opera gong, clash cymbals, pedal bass drum, samba whistle, flexatone, ride cymbal, vibraslap, 2 octaves crotales, timpani
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Turn the Key

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) Vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, 2 tam tams, tambourine 2) snare drum, suspended cymbal, bass bow, xylophone, lion's roar, 2 octaves crotales, egg shaker, tubular bells, tambourine, 2 almglocken 3) gong, glockenspiel, 2 almglocken, 3 agogo bells,  vibraslap, 2 octaves crotales, finger cymbals, 4) marimba, ratchet, 3 tom toms, mark tree, clash cymbals
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