Unaccomp. Solo

Carter-Eight Pieces for Four Timpani

Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliott Carter are the most famous works ever written for this historic instrument. Each work in the set of eight was written for a ... 

Beck-Sonata for Timpani-4T

John Beck's Sonata for Timpani is a standard in the percussion repertoire and every timpanist should have the chance to perform this one! This advanced solo in three ... 

Willmarth-Bushido: The Way of the Warrior-T

The samurai of Japan were not merely trained assasins but lived by a strict ethical code known as Bushido (literally meaning "the way of the warrior"). This code influenced a... 

Cahn-Raga #1-4T

Raga No. 1 was composed in 1968 , and was performed by the composer, William Cahn, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. The idea for the piece was inspi... 

Bergamo-Four Pieces for Timpani-4T

Four Pieces for Timpani has a become a major part of the standard timpani repertoire and John Bergamo has gained much accliam for this piece from performers and educa... 

Cahn-Six Concert Pieces for Solo Timpani-3-6T

Six Concert Pieces for Solo Timpani by Bill Cahn presnets exciting works for unaccompanied timpani for the advanced performer. These pieces include a variety of styles ... 

Aiello-Classic African-4T

Classic African by Joseph Aiello presents traditional African drum rhythms to the timpani solo medium. The opening sequence is a very traiditional, orchestral sounding... 

Erickson-In the Valley of the Kings-4T

Kevin Erickson's In the Valley of the Kings was written expressly for the 1998 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest in which it was awarded Second Prize Winner. ... 

Beck-Three Episodes for Timpani-4T/P

The opening movement of this recital "opus" Three Episodes for Timpani by John H. Beck (total duration 10:45) has the soloist playing four timpani and piano. A set-up d... 

Beck-Triptych Motif-4T

Triptych Motif is one of John H. Beck's most famous timpani solos. 16th-note triplets in a variety of increasingly complex rhythmic combinations are the hallmark of th... 

Peters-Primal Mood for Four Timpani-4T

Primal Mood by Mitchell Peters is a musically aggressive timpani solo that features extreme dynamic contrast and changing meters. The middle section of the piece will a... 

Goodman-Ballad for the Dance-4T

Ballad for the Dance by Saul Goodman is a standard in the solo timpani repertoire. The work also includes the use of suspended cymbal for added dramatic action in this... 

Zivkovic-Cadenza-5T

Cadenza by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic was inspired by John Beck's "Concerto for Timpani & Percussion Ensemble." It may be played as a solo in itself or it may be inserted i... 

Kraft-Variations for King George-4T

William Kraft's Variations for King George is one of the most unique solos ever written for timpani. The work requires some use of 4 marimba mallets on the timpani (in... 

Peters-Scherzo for Three Timpani-3T

Scherzo for Three Timpani by Mitchell Peters is a great introductory timpani solo. Many musical and rhythmic concepts are explored in this work. The ternary focus of t... 

Adams-Reverberations-4T

Number of Players: 1 Difficulty: Grade 5 Instrumentation: 4 Timpani 

Mancini-Suite for Timpani-4T

Featuring a variety of meters and styles, Dave Mancini's Suite for Timpani is a contemporary contest piece for solo timpani. It is not a conventional suite since there... 

Muczynski-Three Designs for Three Timpani-3T

Robert Muczynski's Three Designs for Three Timpani has become one of the most often requested timpani solos in the solo repertoire. An excellent choice for advanced hi... 

Anderson, L.-Rhapsody for 4 Timpani-4T

Rhapsody for 4 Timpani by Larry Anderson is medium level solo work for timpani. It combines mixed meters, tempos, and unique techniques to create a fun-filled performa... 

Beck-Fragments-4T

John Beck's Fragments for Timpani is an original piece that explores an exciting array of musical concepts, including tempo changes, mixed meters, metric modulations...