Timothy Constable

Saturday November 11th 2018 2.30pm

Timothy Constable- percussion


This recital will present music for marimba, vibraphone, gongs and other percussion instruments. A travelogue of music from across the world, Timothy’s concert will juxtapose major repertoire – JS Bach’s Sonata in C BWV 1005, Martin Wesley-Smith’s For Marimba and Tape, Paul Smadbeck’s Rhythm Song – with sonic explorations of the performance space of Serenata, using instruments collected on his travels in South-East and North-East Asia. There will also be rarely heard versions of Appalachian folk music (featuring Robert Constable, Piano) and Tongheyan Pyolshin Kut (Korean East-Sea Shaman ritual music) to complete this widely-varied musical offering.

Martin Wesley Smith For Marimba and Tape
Paul Smadbeck Rhythm Song
Appalachian Folk Songs arranged for percussion and piano (with Robert Constable-piano)
Traditional Korean music.


J S Bach Sonata in C major for unaccompanied violin BWV 1005, arranged for marimba by Timothy Constable

  1. Adagio
  2. Fuga – Allabreve
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro assai

Below Sound Bites:

Partita number 2 in d minor BWV 1004 by JS Bach, arranged for marimba by Timothy Constable

Thank you for putting on today’s concert.  You must be very proud of Timothy.  I thought his performance was wonderful.

As I think you know, my knowledge and understanding of music is very limited (and that is putting it mildly). Other than for a very few pieces like the 1812 Overture, I have never really understood how people can associate a piece of music with a scene, or an event, or an experience.  But this afternoon, after you had talked about your inspiration for Stargazer and then performed it, I was there. I could see the night sky and its wonders.  In fact I think you played the same piece with Ambre Hammond when she performed at your place a couple of years ago and having a similar experience, although there was something special about it being performed with all the percussion instruments that Timothy used.

 Again, many thanks. It was a wonderful afternoon.


I wouldn’t miss these concerts for anything.

(Subscription ticket holder from Sydney)

We were not expecting anything like that; such variety in instruments and styles of music.

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Such a range of musical experiences with a great mix of instruments …

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