This is a challenging work for the solo timpanist. Pitch changes and extreme expression are some of the demanding characteristics found in this piece.
Genre: Solo Timpani with Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4 + Solo Timpani
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 12:55
Percussion 1: tambourine, bells, temple blocks, cup bell, hi-hat, Piccolo Snare Drum, Brake drum, crotale, glass wind chimes
Percussion 2: bongos, xylophone, anvil, 2 woodblocks, cup bell, snare drum, ride cymbal,wind chimes, steel drum
Percussion 3: 2 log drums, vibraphone, 3 cowbells, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 triangles, 2 bowl gongs
Percussion 4: bass drum, 4 tom toms, marimba, sizzle cymbal, china cymbal, 2 triangles, field drum
Divertissement by Alex Orfaly was the 2nd Place Winner of the 2001 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest.