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n.1.One who plays on a kettledrum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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3); Frederick Smith, kettledrummer and trumpeter (xiv.
The authors' categories include musician, singer, opera performer [ = chorister], ballad singer, whistler, sibilist, instrumentalist, violinist, fiddler, violist, violoncellist, double bass player, bass viol player, flutist, recorder player, piper, fifer, union pipe player, oboist, bassoonist, clarinetist, basset horn player, bagpiper, trumpeter, horn player, trombonist, drummer, kettledrummer, harpsichordist, player on the virginal, organist, pianist, dulcimer player, player on musical glasses, harpist, lutanist, theorbo player, guitarist, mandolin player, jew's harp player, trumpet marine player, bell ringer, handbell ringer, conductor, musical director, opera director, and bandleader.
The rationale for including timpani is that they provided the bass for baroque trumpet ensembles, and kettledrummers were members of the trumpet guilds.