Compositions
York Holler

(b. 1944)
York Höller is acclaimed for pioneering scores, many of which explore the fusion of live and electronic sounds. He is the winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for the orchestral cycle Sphären. His music combines modernist techniques, references to Romanticism, and refined French-influenced orchestration. Holler was invited by Boulez to compose at IRCAM and by Stockhausen to WDR in Cologne, where he became Director of the Electronic Studio. His Bulgakov opera The Master and Margarita (1989) was premiered at the Paris Opera. Champions of his music include Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and conductors Boulez, Barenboim, Zagrosek, Gielen, Eötvös, Bychkov and Zender.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Aufbruch

Timpani + 4 percussion
Marimba, clash cymbals, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, tam tam, 2 octaves crotales, tambourine, sleigh bells, 3 bowed cymbals, tom tom, maracas, bongos, snare drum, castanets, wood block, temple bell, triangle
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Aura

No Timpani + 5 percussion + celeste
Vibraphone, wood block, tubular bells, large tom tom, high maracas, medium maracas, low maracas, 5 suspended cymbals, marimba, tenor drum, sleigh bells, 4 gongs, glockenspiel, xylophone, 3 tams tams, 2 octaves crotales, orchestral bass drum, timpani, tambourine, celeste
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Der ewige Tag

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, tubular bells, sleigh bells, maracas, tambourine, tom tom, suspended cymbal, 4 tam tams
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Der Meister und Margarita

No Timpani + 7 percussion
8 timpani, 4 triangles, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, xylorimba, vibraphone, tubular bells, hi-hat, 8 suspended cymbals, 9 gongs, 3 tam tams, tambourine, 4 bongos, 6 tom toms, 2 congas, 2 snare drums, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, 3 cowbells, 2 large bells, 3 wood blocks, temple bell, 2 log drums, sleigh bells, maracas, castanets, claves, guiro, ratchet, whip, flexatone, large wooden hammer, small traps kit, 2 congas
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Double

Timpani + 3 percussion
Xylophone, marimba, 2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, tubular bells, claves, 2 wood blocks, bongos, 2 tom toms, snare drum. clash cymbals, tam tam
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Ex tempore

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Vibraphone, 5 octave xylorimba, maracas, tambourine, 2 snare drums, 5 tom toms, 2 octaves crotales, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam
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Fanal

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylorimba, tubular bells, 2 tam tams, 5 suspended cymbals, 3 wood blocks, 5 tom toms, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum
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Gegenklänge

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylorimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, 4 bongos, 5 tom toms, orchestral bass drum, maracas, tambourine, sleigh bells, timpani
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Magische Klanggestalt

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Triangle, antique cymbals, glockenspiel, 2 x 5 octave xylorimbas, vibraphone, tubular bells, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 tam tams, 2 snare drums, 2 tenor drums, 2 tambourines, jingles, maracas, orchestral bass drum, timpani
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Margaritas Traum

No Timpani + 7 percussion
Vibraphone, 3 gongs, 3 tam tams, 6 suspended cymbals, bass bow, orchestral bass drum, timpani, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, 3 tom toms, tenor drum, sleigh bells, tubular bells, 3 wood drums, 5 octave xylorimba, tambourine, chains, bongos, 4 metal blocks, wood block
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Pensees (Piano Concerto No.2)

Timpani + 5 percussion
Xylorimba, marimba, vibraphone, 2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, 4 gongs, 6 suspended cymbals, 3 tam tams, 2 small snare drums, orchestral bass drum, tubular bells, low tom tom, wood block, maracas, tenor drum, bell tree
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Piano Concerto No.1

No Timpani + 3 percussion
2 octaves crotales, glockenspiel, tubular bells, 2 vibraphones, 5 octave xylorimba, timpani, 2 wood blocks, triangle, 3 high suspended cymbals, 2 tam tams
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Traumspiel

Timpani + 5 percussion
2 octaves crotales, vibraphone, tubular bells, xylophone, 5 octave xylorimba, marimbaphone, middle octave cowbells, 3 high suspended cymbals, 3 high gongs, 4 tam tams, bongos, 2 snare drums, 7 tom toms, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, 6 wood blocks, maracas, sleigh bells, tambourine
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Widerspiel

Timpani + 3 percussion
3 tam tams, (sm,med, lg), 2 octaves crotales, 3 wood blocks, 3 tom toms, marimba, xylophone, bongos, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, claves, tubular bells, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, 3 suspended cymbals, bass bow, triangle, sleigh bells, tambourine
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