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6th Nov '16 6:43:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' features one during the trench run, as the technicians aboard the Death Star prepare to fire the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Super]][[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] the second time.

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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' ''Film/ANewHope'' features one during the trench run, as the technicians aboard the Death Star prepare to fire the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Super]][[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] the second time.
6th Nov '16 6:43:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': The dramatic timpani are played by an ''actual'' timpanist in the spaceship itself. And in case you thought that was a one-off gag, the timpanist [[BrickJoke is one of the evacuees]] when the SelfDestructMechanism is activated.
* In ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', the soundtrack by Music/LeonardBernstein has the quiet title music followed by a pounding fugato for three drummers (though the third is actually on tuned drums rather than timpani).

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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': The dramatic timpani are played by an ''actual'' timpanist in the spaceship itself. And in case you thought that was a one-off gag, the timpanist [[BrickJoke is one of the evacuees]] when the SelfDestructMechanism is activated.
* In ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', the soundtrack by Music/LeonardBernstein has the quiet title music followed by a pounding fugato for three drummers (though the third is actually on tuned drums rather than timpani).
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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' features one during the trench run, as the technicians aboard the Death Star prepare to fire the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Super]][[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] the second time.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when Taggart is going back home for the first time and still doesn't realize it's all real, as the bay doors of the ''Protector 2'' open and he sees the space vista, dramatic timpani music plays.
* The first half of the opening credits of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' (the half which has FunWithSubtitles) is accompanied by a piece of stock music called "Ice Floe No.9", dominated by pounding timpani and enigmatic xylophone which combines with the white text on black background to create an atmosphere [[SoundtrackDissonance deliberately at odds]] with the comedy subtitles and the typical Creator/MontyPython absurdism that follows.
* Parodied in ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'': the overture from [[ShowWithinAShow "Red White And Blaine"]] features a dramatic timpani... but the dude who's playing it is also hitting an absurdly high trumpet note at the same time.

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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' features one during the trench run, as the technicians aboard the Death Star prepare to fire the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Super]][[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] the second time.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when Taggart is going back home for the first time and still doesn't realize it's all real, as the bay doors of the ''Protector 2'' open and he sees the space vista, dramatic timpani music plays.
* The first half of the opening credits of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' (the half which has FunWithSubtitles) is accompanied by a piece of stock music called "Ice Floe No.9", dominated by pounding timpani and enigmatic xylophone which combines with the white text on black background to create an atmosphere [[SoundtrackDissonance deliberately at odds]] with the comedy subtitles and the typical Creator/MontyPython absurdism that follows.
* Parodied in ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'': the overture from [[ShowWithinAShow "Red White And Blaine"]] features a dramatic timpani... but the dude who's playing it is also hitting an absurdly high trumpet note at the same time.


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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': The dramatic timpani are played by an ''actual'' timpanist in the spaceship itself. And in case you thought that was a one-off gag, the timpanist [[BrickJoke is one of the evacuees]] when the SelfDestructMechanism is activated.
* In ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', the soundtrack by Music/LeonardBernstein has the quiet title music followed by a pounding fugato for three drummers (though the third is actually on tuned drums rather than timpani).
* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' features one during the trench run, as the technicians aboard the Death Star prepare to fire the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Super]][[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] the second time.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when Taggart is going back home for the first time and still doesn't realize it's all real, as the bay doors of the ''Protector 2'' open and he sees the space vista, dramatic timpani music plays.
* The first half of the opening credits of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' (the half which has FunWithSubtitles) is accompanied by a piece of stock music called "Ice Floe No.9", dominated by pounding timpani and enigmatic xylophone which combines with the white text on black background to create an atmosphere [[SoundtrackDissonance deliberately at odds]] with the comedy subtitles and the typical Creator/MontyPython absurdism that follows.
* Parodied in ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'': the overture from [[ShowWithinAShow "Red White And Blaine"]] features a dramatic timpani... but the dude who's playing it is also hitting an absurdly high trumpet note at the same time.

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6th Nov '16 6:42:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in Film/WaitingForGuffman: the overture from [[ShowWithinAShow "Red White And Blaine"]] features a dramatic timpani... but the dude who's playing it is also hitting an absurdly high trumpet note at the same time.

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* Parodied in Film/WaitingForGuffman: ''Film/WaitingForGuffman'': the overture from [[ShowWithinAShow "Red White And Blaine"]] features a dramatic timpani... but the dude who's playing it is also hitting an absurdly high trumpet note at the same time.



* Used after the opening of ''{{Concentration}}'', and before contestant introductions.

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* Used after the opening of ''{{Concentration}}'', ''Series/{{Concentration}}'', and before contestant introductions.



* ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'': Dramatic timpani drumming accompanies the Rawshock chases during Nightmare sequences.

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* ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'': ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'': Dramatic timpani drumming accompanies the Rawshock chases during Nightmare sequences.
6th Nov '16 6:42:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://youtu.be/IizWc4cJwbw Bugler's Dream]], the most famous theme of the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames.

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* [[http://youtu.be/IizWc4cJwbw Bugler's Dream]], the most famous theme of the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames.

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6th Nov '16 6:41:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* The opening chorus of Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Christmas Oratorio'', "Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage",[[note]] "Shout for joy, rejoice, rise up, praise these days"[[/note]] begins with an emphatic passage for solo timpani, occasionally punctuated by the ''basso continuo'' instruments. (The chorus was originally written as the opening chorus of the secular cantata ''Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!'', or "Resound, ye drums! Ring out, ye trumpets!" - so the drums, and shortly thereafter the trumpets, do as they are told.)

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* The opening chorus of Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Christmas Oratorio'', "Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage",[[note]] "Shout for joy, rejoice, rise up, praise these days"[[/note]] begins with an emphatic passage for solo timpani, occasionally punctuated by the ''basso continuo'' instruments. (The chorus was originally written as the opening chorus of the secular cantata ''Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!'', or "Resound, ye drums! Ring out, ye trumpets!" - so the drums, and shortly thereafter the trumpets, do as they are told.)



* Featured in the "Baccanele" from Saint-Saëns' ''Samson and Delilah''.

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* Featured in the "Baccanele" from Saint-Saëns' ''Samson and Delilah''.



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* ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum]]'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6z_1cCvVjA The battle theme of Arceus]] is composed mostly out of Timpani and snare sounds, with trumpets and base backing up at certain parts. The song itself, though, is a MissingSecret due to the fact that it only plays when you battle a wild Arceus, for which the item required to do encounter one was never distributed during the games' lifetime. The song itself, however, can still be heard in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver]]'' via a event Arceus that really was distributed, but in those games, it invokes LongSongShortScene.

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* ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum]]'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6z_1cCvVjA The battle theme of Arceus]] is composed mostly out of Timpani and snare sounds, with trumpets and base backing up at certain parts. The song itself, though, is a MissingSecret due to the fact that it only plays when you battle a wild Arceus, for which the item required to do encounter one was never distributed during the games' lifetime. The song itself, however, can still be heard in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver]]'' via a event Arceus that really was distributed, but in those games, it invokes LongSongShortScene.


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6th Nov '16 6:26:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericanTop40'': Used before Casey Kasem announced the No. 1 song of the week.
* ''AmericanCountryCountdown'': To a lesser extent than sister program ''[=AT40=]'', as host Bob Kingsley would use it only on the year-end countdown programs before naming the No. 1 country song of the year. Kingsley has carried the timpani roll over to year-end ''BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' programs.

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* ''AmericanTop40'': ''Radio/AmericanTop40'': Used before Casey Kasem announced the No. 1 song of the week.
* ''AmericanCountryCountdown'': ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'': To a lesser extent than sister program ''[=AT40=]'', as host Bob Kingsley would use it only on the year-end countdown programs before naming the No. 1 country song of the year. Kingsley has carried the timpani roll over to year-end ''BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' programs.
18th Oct '16 10:53:54 AM dotchan
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* Most notably during the FinalBoss battle with the BigBad, [[spoiler: [[http://starmen.net/mother3/music/Mother%203%20-%20242%20Master%20Porky%27s%20Theme.ogg Master Porky's Theme]]]], ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' makes the timpani the accompanying background instrument, making his theme all the more bombastic.

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* Most notably ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'': present during the FinalBoss battle with the BigBad, [[spoiler: [[http://starmen.net/mother3/music/Mother%203%20-%20242%20Master%20Porky%27s%20Theme.ogg Master Porky's Theme]]]], ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' makes the timpani the accompanying background instrument, making his theme all the more bombastic.Theme]]]]


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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'': Present whenever Fan (or a replica) is used.
3rd Oct '16 7:24:58 AM Prfnoff
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* In Benjamin Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," the timpani get to lead the percussion section in their variation on Henry Purcell's theme after each of the wind, string and brass instruments have had their turn.
6th Sep '16 7:20:19 AM 06tele
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* In the first movement of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Symphony No. 9, when the main subject returns after the development, it comes as a massive storm in the orchestra, with the timpani in particular hammering away long after the point when you think they could have stopped. The musicologist Susan [=McClary=] famously described this passage as having "the throttling murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release", although she toned it down when she published the same paper in her book ''Feminine Endings'', by which time she'd received a shit-storm of criticism from people who were under the impression that she was comparing Beethoven to a rapist.

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* In the first movement of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Symphony No. 9, when the main subject returns after the development, it comes as a massive storm in the orchestra, with the timpani in particular hammering away long after the point when you think they could have stopped. The musicologist Susan [=McClary=] famously described this passage as having "the throttling murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release", although she toned it down when she published the same paper in her book ''Feminine Endings'', by which time she'd received a shit-storm of criticism abuse from people who were under the impression that she was comparing Beethoven to a rapist.
6th Sep '16 7:19:52 AM 06tele
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* In the first movement of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Symphony No. 9, when the main subject returns after the development, it comes as a massive storm in the orchestra, with the timpani in particular hammering away long after the point when you think they could have stopped. The musicologist Susan McClary famously described this passage as having "the throttling murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release", although she toned it down when she published the same paper in her book ''Feminine Endings'', by which time she'd received a shit-storm of criticism from people who were under the impression that she was comparing Beethoven to a rapist.

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* In the first movement of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Symphony No. 9, when the main subject returns after the development, it comes as a massive storm in the orchestra, with the timpani in particular hammering away long after the point when you think they could have stopped. The musicologist Susan McClary [=McClary=] famously described this passage as having "the throttling murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release", although she toned it down when she published the same paper in her book ''Feminine Endings'', by which time she'd received a shit-storm of criticism from people who were under the impression that she was comparing Beethoven to a rapist.
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