In the “battery” the instruments of prime importance are the tympani.
But I begin to feel the call of New York on the tympani of my blood globules.
I stay in my attic room and play upon my tympani, my beloved children.
They were stuffed Birds, set in cases round the walls, and the glass fronts of the cases had formed Smith's tympani.
Lenore foolishly curses her fate (tympani and triangle), and from that moment is lost.
It is done by Wagner in this case by long drawn-out chords followed by faint taps on the tympani.
So the horrible conglomeration of noises which assailed his tympani set him to wondering—and cursing.
He often called on me and we played duets for bassoon and tympani, and then read Amiel's journal aloud and wept.
To his surprise and annoyance, he found the music stopping short at his tympani, powerless to enter his brain.
The tympani are hemispherical brass or copper vessels, kettles in short, covered with vellum heads.
Italian for kettledrums; the term timpani is often preferred by composers and performers.