Treble and Bass Clef
Modern Instrument Invented
- The timpani is a form of drum.
- A musician who plays the timpani is commonly called a timpanist.
- Timpani in an orchestra typically uses 3-4 drums – all varying in size.
Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Timpani
Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme (Intro)
Watch Columbus Symphony Principal Timpanist Benjamin Ramirez introduce the timpani!
Hear Columbus Symphony Principal Timpanist Ben Ramirez play an orchestral excerpt!