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Timpani Concerto
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Jeffery Wilson

Timpani Concerto

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Instrument: solo timpani, reduction for 2 pianos and 3 percussion
Catalogue No: T001
ISMN No: 9790570276202

The Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra was written for and dedicated to Alan Cumberland and the LPO. Since its conception more and more soloists have felt able to approach the considerable technical challenges of this work in its two piano reduction and in the orchestral version.

It may interest players and listeners that elements of choreography are 'composed' into the score - whilst not explicit dance moves it will be noted that the sticking for the soloist is often mirrored or echoed by other percussionists and points of dynamic drama include flamboyant physical activity from the main protagonists.
Jeffery Wilson
Jeffery Wilson studied at the RCM with John Lambert and Herbert Howells and went on to study with Gordon Jacob, Aladar Majorossy and Olivier Messiaen. His output includes orchestral music, numerous chamber works and educational music, jazz composition and one Opera 'The Way to Glory'. Jeffery was for many years a visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland and principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall exams, he is now coordinator of Composition at Junior Guildhall, Saxophone and Clarinet tutor at Colchester Institute and a supervisor for the music faculty at Cambridge University. He also very much enjoys responding to commission and fulfilling musical needs like the 'Progressive Guide to Melodic Improvisation' published by Trinity Guildhall. Why not visit www.jefferywilson.co.uk for more on the composer.

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