Georg Druschetzky (Jiří Družecký, 1745-1819) - Concerto for 6 timpani and orchestra
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Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Peter (timpani, conductor)
It was not unusual for virtuoso timpanists of the 18th century to perform on between 10 and 16 drums, which were smaller in diameter than those in use today.
Druschetzky, a military musician and virtuoso timpanist, wrote several compositions for multiple timpani. His Concerto for six timpani demands a virtuoso technique including rolls, beating on two drums simultaneously, and many cross-stickings. Alexander Peter performs on drums mounted with goat-skin heads and played upon with wooden sticks. Note the varying tone colours he produces within these simple parameters.