Recording of a pair of two baroque timpani. Primarily used in the Eighteenth century and Nineteenth century, these drums consists of copper bowls with calfskin heads stretched across them, tightened and tuned by lugs and played with wooden mallets. The sizes of these timpani are 23" and 26" in diameter. Hand tuned with the help of a tuning key, the pitches of these drums are C3 and G2.
This is an excerpt of a YouTube recording of Variations on an Eighteenth Century Theme (published by J.E. Altenburg in 1795), improvised by Ben Harms.
Baroque Timpani, drums, percussion, Ben Harms