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Tristan Fry

perc, dr, *1941 GB, London
Musician of Classical

English percussionist born in the early 40's. He began his career in 1963 with The London Symphony Orchestra where he stayed for 5 years. During the 60's, he also worked as a session musician with various pop artists such as The Beatles, Danny Kaye, Frank Sinatra, John Martyn, Olivia Newton-John, Elton John and David Essex, among many others. He also played in many commercial recordings, TV shows and movie soundtracks. In the late '70s, Fry joined classical guitarist John Williams, keyboard player Francis Monkman, guitarist Kevin Peek, and bassist Herbie Flowers in the progressive rock group Sky. Tristan is the timpanist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra and has performed on most of their recordings and in concert. He has also given many solo concerts of avant garde percussion repertoire.

        
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
A Spectacular Procession [The Merchant of Venice] on The Merchant of Venice by Various Artists
Stockhausen: Zyklus No. 9 on Stockhausen: Tierkreis, In Freundschaft, Spiral 1 & Japan by Karlheinz Stockhausen & Various Artists
Album pour Enfants, Op. 39: L'orgue de barberie on Tchaikovsky for Relaxation by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Various Artists
True Light (Version for Choir, Organ & Tam-Tam): I. In the Beginning on Alexander Campkin: Choral Works by Alexander Campkin, Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown
Trio for Oboe, Harp & Percussion: I on Grazyna Bacewicz: chamber music by Grażyna Bacewicz & Various Artists
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110: 1. Assai lento on Eden & Tamir - Complete Decca Recordings by Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir
Trio for Oboe, Harp & Percussion: II on Grazyna Bacewicz: chamber music by Grażyna Bacewicz & Various Artists
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110: 3. Allegro non troppo on Eden & Tamir - Complete Decca Recordings by Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir
Trio for Oboe, Harp & Percussion: III on Grazyna Bacewicz: chamber music by Grażyna Bacewicz & Various Artists
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110: 2. Lento, ma non troppo on Eden & Tamir - Complete Decca Recordings by Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
20th Century Percussion MusicTristan Fry1975Album
Twentieth-Century Music 11Gérard Frémy, Jean-Pierre Drouet, James Blades, Tristan Fry1974Album
Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion / Piano Concerto No. 3Béla Bartók, John Ogdon & Brenda Lucas, Tristan Fry & James Holland, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent1968Album
Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion / Sonata For Two PianosBéla Bartók / Francis Poulenc, Eden And Tamir With Tristan Fry & James Holland1968Album
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