Daugherty-Raise the Roof (SP)-5T/P/PN red. - Product Information
Michael Daugherty's Raise the Roof (2003)for timpani and orchestra is a 13-minute work that was inspired by the construction of grand architectural wonders such as the Notre Dame Cathedral (1345) in Paris and the Empire State Building(1931) in New York City. Raise the Roof was commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the opening of its Max Fisher Music Center, first performed on October 16, 2003. A wide variety of timpani technique is employed in this piece such as: extensive use of foot pedals, reverse cymbal used on top of the lowest drum using glissandi rolls, and striking the drums with regular mallets, wire brushes, maraca sticks, and and even bare hands.
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