Beyond The Audition Screen
Advanced Repertoire for the Orchestral Timpanist
By John Tafoya
Beyond The Audition Screen features 27 of commonly requested orchestral timpani audition repertoire. This book also includes a CD-ROM containing the entire timpani parts* in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format for further study along with detailed and annotated forScore files for Apple® iPad®.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on forScore for the Apple® iPad® (including screen shots) check out: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forscore/id363738376?mt=8. This is a very interesting app!
Each page includes important items to consider in preparing each orchestral work. These observations are taken from over 20 years of personal experience with orchestral timpani auditions and from my professional experience in rehearsals and performances with world-renowned conductors.
The reader will also enjoy the variety of musical descriptions and technical options in this book. Options include: edited dynamics, timpani mallet recommendations, stickings, illustrations, exercises, errata, extra notes, tempos, and an interesting section on timpani maintenance by Marshall E. Light, owner and manager of the American Drum Manufacturing Company.
Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute
- Patrick Schleker, Principal Timpanist, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
- Mike Crusoe, Principal Timpanist, Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Each excerpt is accompanied by the following information: where it is found within the music, recommended tempo, general style, recommended mallets, im- portant considerations, and recommen- dations relating to articulation, sticking, phrasing, dynamics, and errata. In some cases, photos are included to provide the reader with the recommended playing position, or mute position. Three appendices include recommended recordings for each excerpt, an up-to-date list of orchestral timpani audition repertoire, and timpani maintenance tips. The book also includes a CD containing complete timpani parts (in pdf format) and forScore files.
Thanks so much to John Tafoya for providing the percussion world with another vital source for orchestral timpani excerpts."
- T. Adam Blackstock
This book is now available through HAL LEONARD Corporation
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