Compositions
Witold Lutoslawski

(1913 - 1994)
Although undoubtedly one the of most important composers of the twentieth century, Lutoslawski was relatively unknown outside Poland until the 1960s. His Symphony No 1 was banned during the Stalinist era, the consequence of which was that he developed a fresh, tonal style, such as in the Concerto for Orchestra. From the 1950s, he adopted serialism and aleatoric techniques as the state loosened its grip on artistic creativity. The improvement of East-West relations brought him numerous international commissions and major awards. He never lost his creative genius, completing one of his greatest works, his Symphony No 4, just shortly before he died.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Concerto for Orchestra

Timpani
Int'l 32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25
5 percussion
3 snare drums, clash cymbals, xylophone, tam tam, tambourine, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum
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Les Espaces du Sommeil

Timpani + 4 percussion
1) vibraphone, marimba, tambourine, 2) glockenspiel, snare drum, 3) tubular bells, 5 tom toms, bongos, 4) xylophone, large and small tam tams, large and small suspended cymbals
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Little Suite

Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum
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Livres Pour Orchestre

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, tenor drum, 5 tom toms, 2 xylophones, orchestral bass drums, snare drum, 2 vibraphones, tubular bells, 2 suspended cymbals, tam tam, gong
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Symphony No 1

Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, tam tam, wood block, tambourine, clash cymbals, xylophone, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal
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Symphony No 2

Timpani + 4 percussion + celeste
Tubular bells, + Bb3 bell, glockenspiel, wood block, 5 tom toms, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, vibraphone, xylophone, 2 suspended cymbals, tambourine, celeste
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Symphony No 3

Timpani + 5 percussion
Marimba, snare drum, tubular bells, 2 orchestral bass drums, tam tam, tenor drum, bongos, vibraphone, xylophone, 5 tom toms, 3 suspended cymbal
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Venetian Games

Timpani + 3 percussion
Claves, 5 tom toms, xylophone, 3 snare drums, 3 suspended cymbal, vibraphone, tenor drum
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