Orchestral Tambourine for Hire
Similar to the snare drum, one of the oldest percussion instruments around today. As a hand drum with jingles, its variations and uses are almost limitless. The size of the shell which is generally made of wood but sometimes metal, can vary greatly from 6" right up to 24" with head materials either calf head or plastic. The head is generally fixed with tacks but some modern tambourines have heads, which are glued to the shell meaning that once the head has broken, another head is unlikely to work. Tambourines generally have either one or two rows of jingles that are loosely fastened within the shell with pins. There are also many variations on the material of the jingle as well. Mostly steel jingles, modern tambourines are available with copper, brass and silver discs providing an impressive range of variation in sound. The tambourine is generally shaken or struck with the hand although they can also be mounted on stands and struck with sticks.
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espangnol
Italian - Tamburo basco, tamborino
French - Tambour de basque
German - Schellentrommel, Tambourin
Spanish - Pandereta