Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist

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George Frock

General Info

Year of Published: 1975
Publisher ‏: ‎ Southern Music
Difficulty: Grade 8
ISBN: 978-1-5810-6337-0
Cost: $11.75



Song List

1. Opening Toccata
2. Minuet
3. Beguine and Samba
4. Polka
5. Ballade
6. 5/8 Dance
7. Rock Stock


Seven Solo Dances by George Frock will give any timpanist a wide range of options when it comes to preparing a solo for auditions, contests, or recitals. Each movement presents its own special challenges. Opening Toccata is meant to be played as fast as possible; very acrobatic. Minuet emphasizes long, smooth lines with a few instant tuning changes. Beguine and Samba ups the ante on instant tuning changes, adding in Right Hand vs. Left Hand polyrhythms. Polka is nimble and light. Ballade demands a very high amount of control on the pedals. 5/8 Dance is rhythmically more complex than the other movements. Rock Stock is bombastic, asking players to use their hands and fingers as well.

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Seventh Tries
Mexican Variations
Six Concert Solos for Snare Drum
Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist
Concertino for Marimba and Piano
Fanfare Bravo
Chorale & Variations
Strike, Shake & Stomp