Trinity Timpani Exams: 2020-2023

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Aural
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 6 to 8

Percussion Teacher’s Book: Ensembles & Accompaniments: containing extra ensemble parts for group teaching and a CD of all piano accompaniments. (Trinity) TG 006370

Pieces
Two pieces are to be played, freely chosen from the list below, to form a balanced programme. At least one accompanied piece must be performed. Pieces published with an accompaniment are indicated with an asterisk (*). Pieces published with an accompaniment must not be played unaccompanied. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Items marked † may be accompanied by CD

Initial Grade Pieces
Aldous, Evans & Pearcey, Blast Off*, Introducing Percussion, (Trinity) TCL020000
Aldous, Evans & Pearcey, Ignition*, Introducing Percussion, (Trinity) TCL020000
Barron, Ex. 2 and Ex. 3, p. 17, Learn as You Play Tuned Percussion & Timpani, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060080982
Pearcey, Mind the Gap!, Team Percussion, (IMP, book only, book with CD) 0863598633
Pearcey, Sort ’em Out, Team Percussion, (IMP, book only, book with CD) 0863598633
Stanley, Ding Dong, Play Drum Kit, Timpani & Percussion book 1, (Lindsay) 0859570517

Grade 1 Pieces
Aldous, Evans & Pearcey, Destination Reached*, Introducing Percussion, (Trinity) TCL020000
Aldous, Evans & Pearcey, Down to Earth*, Introducing Percussion, (Trinity) TCL020000
Barratt, Alpenstock*, Bravo! Percussion book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060103599
Barratt, Kettle Waltz*, Bravo! Percussion book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060103599
Beethoven, arr. Faulkner & Obradovic, Basically Beethoven*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Faulkner, Ländler*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5, (Trinity) TG005656
Faulkner, Lazy and Long*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5, (Trinity) TG005656
Faulkner, Spiky and Short*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5, (Trinity) TG005656
Pearcey, Sticking to the Point, Team Percussion, (IMP, book only, book with CD) 0863598633

Grade 1 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 1 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Pearcey, Big and Bold, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)

Grade 2 Pieces
Barratt, March Past Kiev*, Bravo! Percussion book 1 (Boosey & Hawkes) M060103599
Bartlett, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Percussion World – Timpani or Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029 or (UMP) M2244-00052
Bartlett, See–saw, Percussion World – Timpani or Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029 or (UMP) M2244-00052
Bartlett, Waltz of Sorts, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Faulkner, Jiggity Jig*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Rossini, arr. Faulkner & Obradovic, William Tell*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Slawson, Pauken Platz, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038

Grade 2 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 2 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Pearcey, Built It!, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)

Grade 3 Pieces
Barratt, Flight Past*, Bravo! Percussion book 2 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp = Ad Lib.) M060103605
Bartlett, 6/8 Syncopate, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Bartlett, Gimme Five!, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Bartlett, Pocketful o’ Paradiddles, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Bomhof, Ronduet, no. 2, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Faulkner, Gopak*, Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Houliff, Hop-Scotch, Contest Solos for the Young Timpanist (Kendor) 13735
Kendle, Nimble Sticks, Percussion World – Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029
Slawson, Beat Four Hits the Floor, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Slawson, Gut Buster, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Whaley, Solo Study 1, Primary Handbook for Timpani (Hal Leonard) HL00317130

Grade 3 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 3 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Pearcey, Regal March, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)

Grade 4 Pieces
Bartlett, G Whizz!, no. 6 [3], Play Percussion: 20 Short Solos for Timpani (UMP) M224400755
Bartlett, Roll Up, Roll Down! [2], Play Percussion: 50 More Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M224400366
Bartlett, Short ‘n’ Sweet Samba, no. 1 [2], Play Percussion: 20 Short Solos for Timpani (UMP) M224400755
Bartlett, Sweet Sixteenths [2], Percussion World – Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029
Faulkner, Circus Polka* [2], Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Faulkner, Music for a Solemn Occasion* [2], Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Hannickel, Winter Thunder*† [2], 1st Recital Series for Timpani (Curnow, piano accomp) CMP0852-03-400
Joplin, arr. Curnow, Maple Leaf Rag*† [2], 1st Recital Series for Timpani (Curnow, piano accomp) CMP0852-03-400
Kendle, Galop [2], Percussion World – Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029
Slawson, Quiere Bailar? [3], Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Whaley, Solo Study 4 [2], Primary Handbook for Timpani (Hal Leonard) HL00317130
Whaley, Solo Study 5 [2], Primary Handbook for Timpani (Hal Leonard) HL00317130

Grade 4 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 4 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Pearcey, Penguin Waddle, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)

Grade 5 Pieces
Bartlett, Carmina Commotion!, no. 14 [4], Play Percussion: 20 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M224400755
Bomhof, Tripletude, no. 6 [2], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Davila, Asi Bailo Yo!*† [2], Timp-Tastic (Roadrock) WSS003
Faulkner, My Homeland* [3], Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Faulkner & Obradovic, Blues* [3], Timpani Pieces & Studies: Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Hannickel, Declivities*† [4], 1st Recital Series for Timpani (Curnow, piano accomp) CMP0852-03-400
Slawson, Copper Rocks [3], Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Slawson, Paukenstein [3], Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Whaley, Solo Study 9 [2], Primary Handbook for Timpani (Hal Leonard) HL00317130
Whaley, Solo Study 10 [2], Primary Handbook for Timpani (Hal Leonard) HL00317130
Whaley, Statement for Timpani [3], (Meredith)

Grade 5 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 5 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Pearcey, Time Crusade, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)

Grade 6 Pieces
Bomhof, March, no. 9 [3], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Bomhof, Memory, no. 10 [3], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Bomhof, Swinging Timpani, no. 13 [3], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Caroll, Misterioso [3], Exercises, Etudes and Solos for Timpani (Fischer) CF10090
Caroll, Variations [3], Exercises, Etudes and Solos for Timpani (Fischer) CF10090
Davila, Hop On, Hop Off*† [2], Timp-Tastic (Roadrock) WSS003
Hext, Mischievous March* [3], Percussion World – Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029
O’Reilly, Primeval Dance [3], Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Rabbio, Solo II [3], Contest & Recital Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 37480
Rabbio, Solo VIII [2], Contest & Recital Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 37480
Schinstine, Experience in Six [3], Tymp Tunes (Hal Leonard) HL3770349
Woud, Study no. 8 [3], Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 6 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Pearcey, Ruthenium Rumba, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)
Woud Study no. 10, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 7 Pieces
Bomhof, Happiness, no. 14 [4], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Bomhof, Gracious, no. 15 [4], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Caroll, Prelude [4], Exercises, Etudes and Solos for Timpani (Fischer) CF10090
Davila, Flamenco*† [4], Timp-Tastic (Roadrock) WSS003
Evans, Shades of Bartók [4], (Southern Percussion)
Frock, Minuet [4], Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist (Hal Leonard) HL03770400
Frock, Rock Stock [4], Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist (Hal Leonard) HL03770400
Hext, Trinity Variations* [3], Percussion World – Timpani (Trinity) TCL616029
Ridout, 1st movt from Sonatina for Timpani [4], (Boosey & Hawkes) M060022494
Ridout, 3rd movt from Sonatina for Timpani [4], (Boosey & Hawkes) M060022494
Slawson, March of the Giants [4], Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Woud, No. 5 [3], The Timpani Challenge: 30 Performance Studies (Pustjens)
Woud, No. 17 [4], The Timpani Challenge: 30 Performance Studies (Pustjens)
Woud, Study no. 20 [4], Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 7 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Pearcey, Avalanche, Timpani Studies (Mark Aldous)
Woud Study no. 12, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 8 Pieces
Beck, Any two movts, from Sonata for Timpani [4], (Boston) BM11304
Bomhof, Performing Timpani, no. 18 [4], Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Carter, Saëta [4], Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Davila, Coconut Tea*† [4], Timp-Tastic (Roadrock) WSS003
Frock, Beguine and Samba [4], Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist (Hal Leonard) HL03770400
Kamstra, Rockin’ Pauken [4], (Tapspace) TSPCS16-004
Ukena, No. 2 Funk [4], (Hal Leonard) HL03775684
Woud, No. 23 [4], The Timpani Challenge: 30 Performance Studies (Pustjens)
Woud, Study no. 22 [4], Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401
Woud, Study no. 25 [4], Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 8 Study. Candidates may perform one study from the following two:
Pearcey, Avalanche, Tortilla Rhapsody (Mark Aldous)
Woud Study no. 29, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

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