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Piece Title : The Miraculous Mandarin
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Composer / Arranger : Bartok, Bela (Arr. Ancona, James)
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James Ancona Assistant Director of the Blue Hen Marching Band, Director of the Basketball Pep Band, Co-Director of the Symphonic Band University of Delaware James Ancona is currently the Percussion Caption Head for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and Front Ensemble Arranger for the Penn State Indoor Drum line.

He has several years experience as an arranger and instructor for world class drum and bugle corps including the Crossmen, Star of Indiana, the Glassmen, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Carolina Crown. James honors in the marching activity include having been a member of the 1990 DCI World Champion Cadets of Bergen County and having been on the instructional staff of Star of Indiana's (1993) and Santa Clara Vanguard's (2004) World Champion percussion sections.

His Vanguard Percussion Ensembles and Mixed Ensembles (with brass) have won at the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Championships. Several of his percussion arrangements appear on Star of Indiana's "Brass Theater" and "BLAST" compact discs and are published by Tap Space Publications. James is also co-author of Up Front: A Complete Resource for Today's Pit Ensemble.

He is an endorser and clinician for Remo, Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Percussion, and the Avedis Zildjian Company. James is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Delaware. He is the Assistant Director of the Blue Hen Marching Band, Director of the Basketball Pep Band and Co-Director of the Symphonic Band.

James received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Master's Degree in Performance from Indiana University where he was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Written for / Commissioned by : Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2000 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
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This percussion ensemble arrangement of The Miraculous Manderin is based upon three movements of Bartoks original work.

The Beginning - A challenging display of technique, timbral variety, and creative orchestration.

The Second Seduction - Featuring the vibraphones, this movement creates a rubato, tense beauty.

The Chase - A relentless conclusion which drives to the ultimate point of release.

This arrangement will challenge performers, and offers a programatice piece which will showcase the versatility of the percussion ensembles timbral range.  It was first performed by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble in 2000.

 Extra Performance Notes: Two small gongs of different sizes required.

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