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Concerto for Five Timpani and Orchestra Op. 31

This concerto is destined to become one of the most important and often-performed works in the solo timpani literature. Although it was composed and premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra in the 1960s, it has been unpublished and unavailable until it was “rescued” by Leigh Howard Stevens (at the composer’s request).

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(Guatemala) Composer, Conductor and Pianist (San Antonio Suchitepequez, February 19, 1931- Guatemala city, September 26, 2012) He was born on February 19, 1931 in San Antonio Suchitepequez, Guatemala, from peasant parents.

This concerto is destined to become one of the most important and often-performed works in the solo timpani literature. Although it was composed and premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra in the 1960s, it has been unpublished and unavailable until it was “rescued” by Leigh Howard Stevens (at the composer’s request). Timpani solo editing and comparison of manuscripts by John Tafoya (Professor of Music-Percussion, and Chairman of Percussion Department at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and former Principal Timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra) and final revisions by Igor Sarmientos.

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Also, check out this interview with Fred Begun about the Sarmientos Timpani Concerto, reprinted with permission from the Percussive Arts Society, Inc.

Difficulty

Advanced

Performance Type

6+ Players