Jubilee Concerto

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David Mancini

General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c. 12:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kendor
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Solo Timpani (5)

Player I: Marimba
Player II: Marimba
Player III: Vibraphone, xylophone
Player IV: Chimes, orchestra bells, metal shaker,
Player V: Suspended cymbals, cowbells, triangle, cymbals α2, Cabasa
Player VI: Tam tam (4), toms, suspended cymbal, rain stick
Player VII: Bass drum, snare drum, Mark tree, vibra-slap, suspended cymbal

Program Notes


Scored for a solo timpanist (performing on five timpani) with a percussion septet accompaniment (plus piano), "Jubilee Concerto" is published separately by movement. The three-movement set is dedicated to John Beck, Mancini's percussion teacher and friend. Movement 1, subtitled "Legacy," is four minutes and 30 seconds long and is scored for two marimbas, vibes, and four multiple-percussion setups. Percussion 4 includes chimes, orchestra bells, and metal shaker; percussion 5 includes two suspended cymbals, two cowbells, and triangle; percussion 6 includes a large tam-tam, four concert toms, and medium suspended cymbal; and percussion 7 includes bass drum, snare drum, mark tree, and vibraslap. Mancini treats the timpanist as a melodic entity with the keyboard percussionists providing the supporting harmonic and melodic contrast. An advanced pianist is necessary for the ensemble to be solid. Movement 2 (timed at three minutes 45 seconds and subtitled "Retrospective") changes instrumentation only slightly, in that percussion 6 is required to perform on rain stick. Movement 3 is subtitled "Celebration" and adds crash cymbals and cabasa to percussion performer 5, and a ride cymbal to percussion performer 7. The tempo of the third movement, which lasts about four minutes 30 seconds (and opens with a unison 7/8 melodic line between the piano and the timpani) is quarter note = 152. This concerto for timpani will provide the advanced college or professional timpanist with musical and mental challenges. It will also provide the audience with a unique experience of hearing a timpani concerto with ensemble accompaniment.

Reviewed By: Jim Lambert

Review Originally Published: October 2000[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer


Groovin' In TrinidadDrum Set
Jazz Solos: Drum Set Volume 2Drum Set Method
Joey's SongVibraphone
Latin JourneyMultiple Percussion
Recital Piece for Solo Percussion – Multiple Percussion
Suite for Timpani (Mancini) – Timpani
Suite No.2 for Timpani (Mancini) – Timpani

Solo with Percussion Ensemble Works

Jubilee ConcertoTimpani; with Percussion Septet Quartet
Suite for Solo Drum Set and Percussion EnsembleDrum Set; with Percussion Septet
With Joy in his Heart – Drum Set; with Percussion Septet

Percussion Ensemble Works

Caribbean FestivalPercussion Septet; with Piano; with Electric Bass
Duet No. 1Percussion Duet
Exit 39Percussion Quartet
Extremes – Percussion Septet
Feel The SpiritPercussion Octet; with Piano
Fiesta Latina – Percussion Octet
March for Percussion SextetPercussion Sextet
Song of JoyPercussion Nonet
Three Moods for Percussion – Percussion Duet

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