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Orfaly-Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Timpani-5T

Model: ORFALYMUS1

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$15.95

Rhapsody No. 2 should be truly be performed in a "Rhapsodic" manner. The elements of the piece ought to feel as if they are being improvised by the performer. The tempi should always feel fluid, especially in sections marked "Rubato", but ...
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Rhapsody No. 2 should be truly be performed in a "Rhapsodic" manner. The elements of the piece ought to feel as if they are being improvised by the performer. The tempi should always feel fluid, especially in sections marked "Rubato", but throughout, as well. The dramatic and extreme dynamic contrasts, should be emphasized. This piece was realized with the piccolo timpano directly to the right of the 23 inch drum, and not between the 26 and 23 in ch drums.

-Alex Orfaly
Number of Players: 4
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Solo Timpani



  • Alexis Orfaly is currently the solo timpanist of the Orquestra Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Spain under the direction of Lorin Maazel. Past positions as timpanist have included the New World Symphony and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Naples Philharmonic to name a few.  Alexis has participated in a number of summer festivals including the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and the Pacific Music Festival. He has recorded with Deutsche Gramophone, London Decca, and Sony Records. A native of Belmont, Massachusetts, Alexis grew up in Boston's rich musical environment. After studying with Paul Yancich, he graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1996 where he received the Bruce Collie award for percussion.  As a composer his 2001 work, "Divertissement" won a Percussive Arts Society award and his "Concerto for Brass and Percussion" was premiered by the New World Symphony in 2004.  Most recently his Rhapsody No. 2  for solo timpani won 1st place in the PAS composition contest.

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