Three Settings for Timpani

For solo timpani

Murray Houllif was born in 1948. With more than 200 published books, solos and ensemble compositions, the music of Murray Houllif is performed all over the world.

Dedicated to retired Eastman School of Music Professor of Percussion, John Beck, this contemporary work in three contrasting movements displays the musicianship/musicality of the high school or college timpanist through drama, dynamic contrast, good tone production, and timbral variety ( general and hard/wood mallets, 4 soft marimba mallets, various beating areas – normal, center, near rim), glissandi and not-too-difficult pitch changes. Takes approximately 6 minutes to perform.



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