(1) Where the hell are the timpani in the Philadelphia Orchestra?(2) Not knowing which of them wrote what, I can only report that the pit contained two cellos, one double-bass, solo woodwind, brass and timpani .(3) It therefore follows the example of Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano in being scored for an accompanying wind ensemble plus double bass and timpani rather than orchestra.(4) There is some lovely playing, particularly from the woodwinds, but the horns, timpani and bass line are too recessed to have the necessary impact.(5) As another commentator has noted, only Jason Pierce could produce an album with 11 brass and string musicians, timpani , a dulcimer and sleigh bells, and call it back to basics.(6) The concerto for 2 trumpets and timpani impresses me the most of the works on the program.(7) But drums played little part in concerted music until the introduction of timpani into the orchestra in the second half of the 17th century.(8) Each man was surrounded by an absolute armada of percussion: Bongos, congas, sambas and tom toms; high-hats, kettles, timpani and snares.(9) The bass is much deeper and richer, the timpani have been brought forth from the orchestral fabric, and the whole thing now has a presence, a pulse that it lacked before.(10) And so, when he uses the timpani in the Third Symphony, he does so in a judicious manner so that the ├ö├ç├┐stressing of focal pitch classes├ö├ç├û is communicated in as comprehensive and explicit way possible.(11) Sure, it had a fine array of percussion - timpani , snare drum, bass drum, gong, glockenspiel - but they were just there for effect.(12) You can tell without hesitation the concerto starting with a timpani roll leading to striking piano chords.(13) Orchestras have been told to tame the timpani and cap their crescendos to protect the hearing of musicians and classical music lovers.(14) After school I went to orchestra and did the timpani in both the Radetzky march, and the three Greig pieces.(15) The sound is still aggressive, but it's more orchestrated, so the other two musicians just play timpani and a couple songs with just drums and guitar, respectively.(16) Concertos for the timpani or kettledrums, the big boys of the orchestra, are certainly unusual but not entirely neglected.