Percussion Instruments

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In this film, David Corkhill introduces some of his instruments in the percussion section.

Vibraphone – 00:07
Xylophone – 02:29
Marimba – 03:31
Glockenspiel – 04:53
Bass Drum – 05:54
Tam-Tam – 07:19
Snare Drum – 08:57
Cymbals – 10:49
Triangle – 13:14
Crotales – 14:17
Tambourine – 15:16

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“Have you seen the app called ‘The Orchestra’? It is astonishing. For somebody who can’t read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening.” – Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014

The Philharmonia’s Principal Percussionist’s Chair is endowed by Mercedes and Michael Hoffman. For more information on Chair Endowments, please visit: