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  • n. Plural form of timpani.


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  • I remember admiring my uncle so much as he stood in the red bandsman's jacket playing timpanis in the percussion section of the band.

    Ryan Leslie: Saved to Serve

  • But even when the timpanis reach peak rumble, Daft Punk's electric cool never wanes.

    With Daft Punk soundtrack, 'Tron: Legacy' is a film to be heard

  • I got permission from the orchestra teacher to take over the rehearsal space, and a bunch of guys from the local Ham club came over to set up shop behind the glockenspiel and the timpanis.

    no place to go and all night to get there

  • The opening All at Sea was ushered in with warbling flutes, rumbling timpanis and muted trumpets - an atmosphere briefly mirrored by Cullum's opening notes, before he was on his feet, cranking up the heat with jackhammering, rock - piano chords.

    Culture |

  • The rumbling timpanis and twanging bass guitar chords add to the atmosphere of a tumultuous ocean storm.

    The Michigan Daily

  • When I first heard that this album would expand and include timpanis, classical interludes and chanting children (the voice of tomorrow?), I was intrigued, but just after listening to the first track, "Good and Ready,"

  • Deel III (5: 28): Great interplay and a very melodic sound with Spanish undertones, the build-up is excellent and very exciting, especially the accellaration with flute and acoustic rhythm-guitar and a dramatic grand finale with swirling flute and violin, propulsive bass and rhytm-guitar, topped by the bombastic sound of timpanis, what an awesome composition!

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  • The strings, the horns, the timpanis, the God knows whatses – they’re always there.


  • "The thumping of the timpanis and the loud blasts of horn make this piece especially powerful, filled with vigour.

    Riuva : Research Institute for Unicultural Visual Arts


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