Based on the hymn "Lasst uns erfreuen," Alleluia is a joyous duet for organ and timpani, perfect for any church service or recital. The melodic timpani part is rather challenging with pitch changes required throughout. This piece will be enjoyed by audiences and congregations alike.
Timpani (5 drums)
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Timpanist Stanley Leonard achieved prominence in the music world during a distinguished thirty eight year tenure as Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He performed internationally with the symphony in concerts, television productions, and recordings. As a solo artist, he premiered several major new works for solo timpani and orchestra with the PSO. His extensive compositions for percussion and other musical mediums are published in the United States and Europe and performed around the world. He is author of Pedal Technique for the Timpani, a well-known method book that is unique in its field. He can be heard performing and directing his compositions for percussion on the CDs Canticle, Collage and Acclamation. He has presented master classes at leading conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. He is listed in the Hall of Fame of the Percussive Arts Society. He served for many years as Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Duquesne University and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.