Tangents for Five Timpani and Hi-hat (1997, rvsd. 2011)
James Campbell (b. 1953)
Tangents by James Campbell uses five timpani and hi hat to establish a groove on top of the drums. This solo establishes a cool blend of loud, intense timpani with a cool jazz-like hi hat groove that puts a whole new spin on what we would expect a timpani solo to sound like. This piece is quite technically challenging, making it great for a collegiate jury or recital.