Adrian Bending, in the newsletter of The Early Music Shop, explains just why we need historicaly informed timpani.
Adrian is Principal Timpanist of the OAE and Professor of Timpani at the Royal College of Music. He gives masterclasses regularly and has published his timpani teaching book Bending Bach’s
Basslines. www.adrianbending.com www.henrypotter.co.uk
Much of Leeds Baroque's core repertoire requires period instruments timpani - instruments that are hard to find in our region. To remedy this problem, and with the help and advice of Adrian Bending (principle timpanist for OAE and Professor of Timpani at the Royal College of Music) Leeds Baroque is planning a crowd funding campaign to commission a set of Baroque timps, which in addition to our own use will be made available to other period instrument groups. We hope to launch the project in February 2019.