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Piece Title : Butchemish Ragtime
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Level : Freshman / Sophomore
Composer / Arranger : Tantchev, George (1969-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Born on April 3, 1969, George Tantchev first began studying percussion at the age of eight with Prof. Dr. Dobri Paliev and was his student until graduation from the State Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.  In 1998 George completed a Master of Music Performance at Ithaca College, NY, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2004.  While at OU he studied conducting with Dr. William Wakefield and composition with Prof. Bentsion Eliezer and Dr. Gregory Woodward

His compositions have been performed at PENDIM International Percussion Competition, several PASIC meetings, Days of Percussion and have also been frequently reviewed in Percussive Notes.  Currently George is on the faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, plays timpani and percussion with Chamber Opera Chicago, Northbrook Symphony, New Millenium Orchestra and serves as Director of the NSO School of Music, where he teaches Drum Set and Percussion. George is a member of the Vic Firth educational team.


Total Number of Percussionists Required :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Xylophone Solo with Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Drum Kit / Tupan / Vibraphone / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
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Publisher :OU Percussion Press
Publishers Website :www.oupercussionpress.com
Publisher Details :

In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble.  The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium.  The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today`s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

     In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world`s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press` catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :Unknown
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :Either Drumset or Tupan can be used.
Sheet Music Available From :www.oupercussionpress.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Butchemish Ragtime is a fun and delightful piece by George Tantchev that features a Bulgarian melody set in 15/8!

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