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What followed was a tour de force, a Rondo that swung wildly between unbridled zeal and ultimate refinement, all the way down to the last measures, when even the faintest of taps on the timpani made a deep impression.
The piece started out with soft rolls by Maraca2 on medium gongs placed on the heads of timpani, with pedals altering the pitch.
To be sure, the pianist’s comprehensive technique eased him deftly through the busy thickets of notes, while the finale carried palpable high-wire excitement when the big tune burst forth with a wallop of brass and timpani.
The orchestra found the right affectionate tone for the various personalities Elgar illuminates in his work — from soothing melody to crashing timpani.
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TIMPANI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of timpani for English Language Learners
music : a set of two or three large drums (called kettledrums) that are played by one performer in an orchestra
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