I Virtuosi
Nick Woud
Product ID SON00000070
Composer Nick Woud
Duration 08:22 min
Genre Classical
Instrumentation Woodwinds, Percussion, Brass, Oboe (English horn), Trumpet (cornet, piccolo trumpet), Chamber ensemble, Timpani (Modern, Baroque)
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I Virtuosi

I Virtuosi

SKU SON00000070
Composer Nick Woud
Genre Classical
Instrumentation Woodwinds
Oboe (English horn)
Trumpet (cornet, piccolo trumpet)
Chamber ensemble
Timpani (Modern, Baroque)
Free description Music for 6 Baroque Timpani, Oboe and Trumpet
Grade 6
Duration 08:22 min
Year 2010

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Program Notes

Music for 6 Baroque Timpani, Oboe and Trumpet

I Virtuosi 
In the 18th century a small number of composers wrote music for travelling timpani virtuosi, among them some quite distinguished ones as Graupner and Druschetzky. The timpani were mainly used as a basso continuo voice with some melodic passages and cadenza's, in which showmanship, flexibility, and musicality could be shown to the public. Most pieces were written for larger ensemble and a number of baroque  timpani, varying from 6 to 16 kettledrums. I felt the time was right to compose a piece for smaller ensemble in this tradition. The instruments that have been historically connected with the kettledrums in the ceremonial and military music, oboe and trumpet, are partners in this polyphonic suite. 

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