Alana Wiesing, percussion
Alana Wiesing: Pair-a-diddle for snare drum solo
Alana Wiesing: An Alloy of Jingles for tambourine solo
Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludio from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
The percussion instruments not in a keyboard-style arrangement are often dismissed as merely sound effects, but when isolated, the unique and expressive sounds of these instruments can be brought into clear focus. Principal Timpani Alana Wiesing performs solo works she composed herself for snare drum and tambourine, and—not dismissing more traditional melodic notions—a work of J.S. Bach transcribed for marimba.