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  • n  a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

  • He bowed again, and a kettledrum thundered to begin the premiere of Modernist Composer Henry Cowell's Concerto for Koto and Orchestra, the first concerto ever composed by a .
  • His father started him playing the kettledrum when he was 4; later he went abroad to study piano.
  • The record companies looked as if they had been hit over the head with a kettledrum.

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