The latest addition to ‘Into the Woods’ featured Richard Horne on tympani and mallet percussion. We spent a happy day at The Playroom with Richard taking up both the live room and the control room with instruments. The tympani had to go in the control room because they are too wide to go through the door to the live room (which was jammed full of other percussion instruments in any case).
Richard is a wonderful player and a great reader, so I was pleased that he found the music challenging, though I might streamline my mallet parts a little in future!
I’m looking forward to editing the new percussion and fitting it all into the overall sound on Monday 1st April.