What kind of drum is used in classical music

Corzhens

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The mere mention of classical music makes me think of strings and wind instruments such as violins and flutes but never a drum. Maybe I don’t have a good ear for music so I didn’t notice the drums. One time I had seen a documentary on tv about an orchestra that was recording classical music. There were 2 drummers who were using the brush drumstick, pardon me if the term is not accurate. Instead of a drumstick, they were using a stick with a brush. I just didn’t hear exactly what sound the drums make that’s why I’m also curious about it.
 

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The percussions used in classical music are the orchestral percussions that include marimba, snare drum, and timpani - most of these classical orchestral percussions don't include a drumset. The softer timpani mallets allow the player to play smooth rolls and legato passages, when you encounter more complicated music.