Commissioned for timpanist Jonathan Haas by The American, Milwaukee, Peabody, Phoenix and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestras
Jonathan Haas approached me almost 10 years ago with an invitation to write a Timpani Concerto for him. It seemed we were in agreement to begin our project when a series of operas and symphonic commissions led to a series of postponements. Now, almost 10 years later, the work is finally completed - a three movement concerto with cadenza. It has also grown into a "double" concerto requiring two timpanists playing a total of nine timpani between them with half a dozen orchestras ready to perform it in its first year. Jonathan and their resident timpanist will be the dual soloists. I am delighted to be able to present the completed work and I commend Jonathan for his patience and undiminished enthusiasm.
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