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Concerto for Timpani and Band

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Gordon Jacob

Gordon Jacob


General Info

Year: 1984 / 1988
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Movements

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro molto


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Timpani
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The nature of the timpani means that musical development is rhythmic rather than tonal. In the first movement, a broad theme is announced by the timpani themselves, and immediately echoed and modified by the full wind band. Material is embroidered by woodwinds and developed by the soloist. The second movement (Adagio) is virtually an aria in which we are left with an expressive mood conjured from the timpani themselves. The last movement is a romp -- characteristic use of quasi-folk material is well suited to the band and the rhythmic characteristics of the timpani are highlighted.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Jacob, G. (1988). Concerto for Timpani and Band [score]. G&M Brand: Wingrave, Bucks, England.
  • Perusal Score