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Sonata for Timpani

By John Beck

Composed by John Beck. Music Sales America. Classical. 8 pages. Boston Music #BMC13776. Published by Boston Music (HL.14030713).

Item Number: HL.14030713

8.5x11.0x0.018 inches.

A standard in the percussion repertoire, every timpanist should have the chance to perform this one! This advanced solo in three movements combines various styles and techniques for an exciting performance!

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  • 5

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  • May 23, 2011 Sonata for Timpani

    This is a outstanding piece of literature. For NYSSMA, a festival where students perform solos to get graded on a grade out of 100 when playing a level 5 or 6 piece of music, this was a great piece to perform. The player gets to experience many fun rhythms and...

    time signatures through this work. The first movement shows of a more musical way of the timpani. The 2nd movement shows how to play in a jazz-feel and also how to play some intense parts using your hands. Closing up the work is the 3rd Movement where you experience time signature changes almost every measure. The metric Modulations in the #rd Movement are wild. I overall really like this peice! :D ~Austin Aserian♪♫♪♫

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  • June 20, 2006 Awesome!

    I'm a freshmen and this is my first year on timpani, and this piece was awesome. Everyone was blown away when I played it.

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