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Tom Service considers drums - one of the most ancient and primitive instruments, yet capable of great sophistication in the context of the classical orchestra or a jazz band.

Tom Service considers drums - one of the most ancient and primitive instruments, yet capable of great sophistication in the context of the classical orchestra or a jazz band. He discusses contemporary composition for drums with percussionist Serge Vuille, and looks at non-western drum traditions with Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale.

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Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Conductor: Libor Pešek. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Led Zeppelin

    When the Levee Breaks

  • Samba Schools of Rio de Janiero

    Esquentando O Couro

  • Block Rockin Beats (feat. The Chemical Brothers)

  • Arthur Bliss

    March from Things to Come

    Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Béla Bartók

    Sonata for 2 pianos & percussion

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Moby Dick (feat. Led Zeppelin)

  • Iannis Kaimakis

    Rebonds b

    Performer: Robert McEwan.
  • Träd

    Drumming Piece

    Ensemble: Djerma Dundun Drummers of Niger.
  • Steve Reich

    Drumming (Part 1)

    Ensemble: Steve Reich and Musicians.
  • Träd

    Taiko drumming

    Ensemble: Joji Hirota and musicians.
  • Adriano Adewale

    Passa por Mim

    Ensemble: Adriano Adewale Group.
    • SEGCD0801.
  • Batucada

    Sai de Frente

    Ensemble: Samba Schools of Rio de Janiero.
    • Earthbeat.
    • EBD2224.
    • 10.
  • Adriano Adewale

    Comboio

    Ensemble: Adriano Adewale Group.
    • Segue Records.
    • SEGCD0801.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Prague Symphony K.504 (finale)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.1 (finale)

    Conductor: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra London.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No.4 (finale)

    Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington. Orchestra: The London Classical Players.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No.3 (finale)

    Conductor: Johannes Goritzki. Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.9 (scherzo)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa Solemnis, Agnus Dei

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Julian Priester

    Battery Blues

    Performer: Philly Joe Jones.
    • Milestone.
    • MCD470162.
    • 13.
  • Bill Evans

    Minority

    Performer: Bill Evans. Performer: Philly Joe Jones.
    • Proper.
    • P1173.
    • 12.
  • Magical Dream (feat. 808 State)

  • Aphex Twin

    Bucephalus Bouncing Ball

    • Warp Records.
    • WAP94.
    • 3.
  • Serge Vuille

    Modulation 360

    Performer: Serge Vuille. Performer: Joe Richards.
  • Maki Ishii

    13 Drums

    • BIS.
    • BIS-CD-1303.
    • 2.

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