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Randy Max

While attending Julliard School of Music back in 1982, percussionist, Randy Max, was approached by a fellow student, pianist, Shelley Katz, with an idea of performing a number of Robert Schumann's compositions for pedal piano (a piano with pedals like an organ) as a duet — piano with timpani performing the pedal lines — for an upcoming recital. Says Max, "We performed several of these pieces on his recital, which was an unforgettable experience."

Randy Max is pleased to now offer these beautiful pieces by Schumann, considered to be some of his very best, which Max has arranged for timpani and piano.

"The timpani parts are arranged for both 5 and 7 timpani, with the timpani parts marked in both American and German set-ups," says Max. "Also included are the timpani parts with no markings written in, so that you can come up with your own tuning plans and write in your markings as you are used to seeing them."

Together with the timpani parts and the piano/timpani scores, this publication of Schumann - Six Pieces for Pedal Piano, Op. 56 & 58 comes with a CD recording of these arrangements performed by Randy Max, timpani, and Shelley Katz, piano.




"What a great idea to expose timpanists, and the listener, to this lovely music arranged for timpani and piano. These pieces will help timpanists develop musical and technical skills and provide unique music for recital performance. I enjoyed listening to you [Randy Max] and Shelley Katz perform this music with wonderful musical sensitivity and skill."

— Stanley Leonard, Principal Timpanist, retired Pittsburgh Symphony


Purchase this arrangement (includes 2 scores and audio CD) at: www.bachovich.com/duet-timpani-piano.php