Compositions
Thea Musgrave

(b.1928)
Thea Musgrave was born in Barnton, Edinburgh in 1928. She studied at the University of Edinburgh and in Paris as a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. In 1958 Musgrave attended the Tanglewood Festival and studied with Aaron Copland. Then in 1970 she became Guest Professor at the University of California, a position which confirmed her increasing involvement with the musical life of the US, where she has been resident since 1972. In 1971, she married American violist and opera conductor Peter Mark in 1971 and  from 1987 to 2002 she was Distinguished Professor at Queen's College, City University of New York.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Concerto for Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Tubular bell, suspended cymbal, tam tam, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, 3 tom toms
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Festival Overture

Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, vibraphone, bongos, wood block, 2 temple blocks (high and low), tam tam
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Phoenix Rising

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) tam tam high, suspended cymbal high, vibraphone, bass bow, snare drum, 4 bongos, 2 bell trees 2) tam tam medium/low, suspended cymbal medium/low, xylophone, snare drum, tenor drum, 2 octaves crotales, medium orchestral bass drum 3) tam tam medium/high, suspended cymbal low, glockenspiel, snare drum, tenor drum, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum low 4) tam tam low, suspended cymbal medium/high, marimba, tenor drum, 4 tom toms, mark tree
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Rainbow

Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, snare drum, 3 tom toms, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, marimba, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, tam tam
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Scottish Dance Suite

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, snare drum, suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, 3 wood blocks
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Song of the Enchanter

Timpani + 2 percussion
Vibraphone, suspended cymbal, 3 bongos, orchestral bass drum, 3 tom toms, tam tam
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The Seasons

Timpani (doubling percussion)
Tubular bells, vibraphone, 2 tenor drums, 2 snare drums, 3 bongos, 4 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum, tam tam
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Turbulent Landscapes

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) suspended cymbal high, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tubular bells, xylophone 2) suspended cymbal medium, tenor drum, snare drum, vibraphone 3) suspended cymbal low, snare drum, 4 tom toms, marimba, bongos
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Two's Company

No Timpani + Solo Percussion
Tam tam, tubular bells, bell tree, mark tree, vibraphone, 3 suspended cymbals (high, medium, low), 5 congas, 5 tom toms, 5 bongos, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, 5 temple blocks, 2 wood blocks, 5 octave marimba
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Wood, Metal and Skin

No Timpani + 4 percussion + solo percussion
1) tubular bells, medium suspended cymbal, 3 wood blocks, 2 octaves crotales 2) mark tree, snare drum, temple blocks, tam tam 3) xylophone, glockenspiel, snare drum, high suspended cymbal, 4 tom toms, 4) bell tree, orchestral bass drum, maracas, triangle, sleigh bells

Solo percussion
Marimba, mark tree, bell tree, vibraphone, tubular bells, 4 congas, 4 tom toms, 4 bongos
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