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Test for Timpanists

Composer: Søren Monrad

Instrument: Timpani

Level: Intermediate

Published: 2007

Price: €14.00

Item details

  • Instrumentation +
    • Timpani (4)

  • About the composer +
    • Søren Monrad was classically trained at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. In 1978 he became a percussionist with the Royal Danish Orchestra and in 1982 he won the chair as solo timpanist in the same orchestra. At the same time, he also held down jobs with the Collegium Musicum, Royal Danish Brass and others. Add to that a comprehensive international career as a solo percussionist, playing with among others the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Odense Symphony Orchestra.

      He has also performed on several CD’s with the above mentioned ensembles on which composers such as Bartok, Crumb, Varese, Koppel and others are represented. Since 1985 he has been a lecturer at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark.

  • Reviews +
    • Søren Monrads ”Test for Timpanists”, is a brilliant piece especially suited for timpani auditions. The piece concists of famous sections from the orchestra literature which you have to set together and play as a whole composition.

      —Henrik Thrane (principal timpanist at the Royal Danish Orchestra)


  • Credits +
    • Front Cover Artist: Kirstine Monrad Have
      Engraving: CPH Engraving
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      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark