Timpani Forces (2011) for solo timpani

Timpani Forces was commissioned by David Constantine, Percussionist Gunnery Sergeant of the President’s Own United States Marine Band, who requested that I write him solo timpani literature that placed more emphasis on melodic and lyrical content rather than percussive and rhythmic virtuosity.

The piece is dedicated to Charles Dowd in honor of his legacy, for all he did for percussion in the Pacific Northwest and for granting me numerous performing and compositional opportunities with the University of Oregon percussion department.

Timpani Forces was world premiered by David Constantine in April 2011 in New Orleans, LA. It was also accepted into the 9th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in the summer of 2011, and was performed by Chris Whyte of the Portland Percussion Group.

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