Compositions
Stewart Copeland

(b. 1952)
Stewart Copeland was born in 1952 and best known as the drummer for the band The Police. During the mid-1980s to 2007, he played in other bands and composed soundtracks. Copeland was ranked by a Rolling Stone magazine reader poll in 2010 as the fifth greatest drummer of all time. Copeland is the youngest of four children of CIA officer Miles Copeland, Jr. and Scottish archaeologist Lorraine Adie. The family moved to Cairo, Egypt a few months after his birth and Copeland spent his formative years in the Middle East. In 1957, the family moved to Beirut, Lebanon and Copeland attended the American Community School there. He started drum lessons at age twelve and by age thirteen he was playing drums for school dances. Later he moved to England and attended Millfield from 1967 to 1969. Copeland went to college in California, attending United States International University and UC Berkeley. Returning to England, he worked as road manager for the progressive rock band Curved Air's 1974 reunion tour, and then assumed drumming duties for the band during 1975 and 1976.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Bears from Mikrokosmos

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) Snare drum, mounted tambourine 2) medium and low tom toms, orchestral bass drum, cowbell 3) high, medium and low tom toms, gong drum
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Dance Ants

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) 4.3 octave marimba, tambourine 2) vibraphone, mounted castanets, triangle, orchestral bass drum (shared with perc 3) 3) 3 tom toms, gong drum, orchestral bass drum (shared with perc 2), 4) 5 octave marimba, snare drum
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Dog Dreams from Mikrokosmos

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) 4.3 octave marimba 2) vibraphone 3) 5 octave marimba
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Gamelan D'Drum

No Timpani + 5 percussion
African drums, Amadinda, Balinese Reyong, Bonang, Ceng-ceng kopyak, Cimbalom, Crotales, Doumbek, Ewe Set, Forest sounds, Gambang, Gender, Gentorak, Gong, Gong Puluh, Orchestral bass drum, Jalan Reyong, Javanese Barung, Javanese Gongs, Javanese Peking, Jing, Kajar, Kempur, Kendang Lanang, Kendang Tenganan, Kenang Wadon, Klentong, Lesung, Marimba, Riq, Saron, Shekere, Tenganese Tambour, Vibraphone
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Tell Tale Heart

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Tubular bells, 2 octaves crotales, cymbals (2 crashes, 2 splashes, ride, flat ride, brute), gong drum, pedal bass drum, snare drum, large timpani, 3 tom toms, 2 wood blocks, wine glass, cuica, bucket
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The Cask of Amontillado

No timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, cabassa, pedal bass drum, 3 tom toms
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Tonga Toys

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1) marimba, xylophone, mounted tambourine, orchestral bass drum (shared with perc 2) 2) vibraphone, tambourine, wood block, orchestral bass drum (shared with perc 1) 3) snare drum high, medium, low tom toms, gong drum 4) 5 octave marimba, mounted castanets, wood block
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