- There was another set of timpani, another bass drum, side drums, castanets, two xylophones, and, if I recall correctly, tubular bells as well.
- The earliest of the pieces, the Quartet of 1924, boasts an odd scoring - the inclusion of the side drum - but the music itself sounds like the most natural thing in the world.
- I used to play the side drum in a bagpipe marching band.
- But then a side drum invades, playing at its own tempo, and a battle is set up between the orchestra and this single drummer.
- The snare drum of the set resembles the side drum of the symphony orchestra - both drums derive from the medieval tabor.