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Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music

  • Author: Schweizer, Steven

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$33.00

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Contents

  • Symbols and markings
  • About the Companion Website
  • 1. Theory and Practice of Timpani Tone Production
  • The Timpani
  • Acoustics of the Timpani
  • Timpani Mallets
  • Playing Style
  • Timpani Heads
  • Playing the Head
  • Playing the Head: Techniques
  • Changing Tone by Changing the Grip
  • Stick Selection and Tone Production
  • Using Physical Gestures to Color Tone
  • Choice of Drums
  • Playing In and Around the Playing Spot
  • Tone Producing Strokes
  • The Grip
  • Psychological Openness to Music
  • The Theory of Contrast
  • Conclusion
  • 2. Musical Interpretation and the Timpanist
  • The Composer's Style, Psychology, and Intentions
  • Phrasing and Articulation
  • Creating Emotion
  • Aids in Interpreting Music
  • 3. Interpretation of Baroque Music
  • Timpani, Mallets and Tone in the Baroque and Classsical Eras
  • Technical Considerations in Interpreting Baroque Music (1650-1750)
  • Henry Purcell and Johann Sebastian Bach
  • George Frideric Handel