Kettle Drum

The history of Kettle Drums go way back, starting in Mesopotamia in the 12th century, and ranging into present day orchestras in the form of timpani drums. Check out these historical details, courtesy of Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

Don’t miss  Andy Smith of the Philharmonia Orchestra. He’s obviously a master of this instrument, the timpani. Courtesy of Philharmonia Orchestra.

And here on Youtube is Michael Daugherty: “Raise the Roof”for Timpani and Symphonic Band, courtesy of Sean Chih.