ELLIOTT CARTER TIMPANI PDF

Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliot Carter is a collection of 8 movements of various styles that are a standard of timpani repertoire. This collection is not designed to be played as an entire 8 movement work, rather, Carter suggests performing movements as solo works, or no more than 4 movements at a time. Each movement employs advanced techniques and musical content, including glissandi, playing with different implements, metric modulation, special muting techniques for creating overtones, and more. Movements from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani are commonly used for college percussion programs as jury pieces, recital works, and audition repertoire.

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Eight Pieces for Four Timpani is a collection of short pieces by Elliott Carter for solo timpani — four drums played by one musician.

Six of the pieces were composed in Two new pieces were added in , and the rest were revised in collaboration with percussionist Jan Williams. Carter wrote the pieces as studies in tempo modulation and the use of four-note chords.

They are a collection rather than a suite, as Carter suggested no more than four be performed at once. The pieces make heavy use of extended techniques , including playing with the back end of the timpani sticks, varying the beating spot on the drumhead, glissandos , and sympathetic vibration.

It is based on rhythmic acceleration. It is played with thin rattan shafts with moleskin on the ends rather than conventional timpani sticks. It is perhaps the most-often played piece of the suite, and the only one ever specifically asked for in orchestral auditions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elliott Carter. What Next? String Quartet No. Symphony No. Process music. Categories : Compositions by Elliott Carter Compositions for timpani compositions compositions. Hidden categories: CS1 maint: others.

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Carter-Eight Pieces for Four Timpani

Eight Pieces for Four Timpani is a collection of short pieces by Elliott Carter for solo timpani — four drums played by one musician. Six of the pieces were composed in Two new pieces were added in , and the rest were revised in collaboration with percussionist Jan Williams. Carter wrote the pieces as studies in tempo modulation and the use of four-note chords. They are a collection rather than a suite, as Carter suggested no more than four be performed at once. The pieces make heavy use of extended techniques , including playing with the back end of the timpani sticks, varying the beating spot on the drumhead, glissandos , and sympathetic vibration.

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Elliott Carter - Eight Pieces for four timpani

His taste for creation has led him to collaborate intensively with contemporary composers, and his concert career has enabled him to play numerous works: concertos for percussion and orchestra; solo pieces and chamber music, both in France and abroad. In addition, he has built up a discography of the contemporary percussion repertoire with discs devoted to Philippe Fenelon, Michael Jarrell, Maurice Ohana, Kaija Saariaho and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since , Florent Jodelet has been soloist with the Orchestre National de France and since , assistant-professor at the Paris Conservatoire. Elliott Carter - Eight Pieces for four timpani.

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