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Piece Title : Mah-Na Mah-Na
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Composer / Arranger : Umiliani, Piero/Retschulte, Christopher
Composer / Arranger Details: Christopher Retschulte is the Front Ensemble Technician and private lesson teacher at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, TX. Christopher was formerly the director of percussion activities for Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, TX and Clear Brook High School in Houston, TX. With multiple DCI High-percussion trophies, WGI gold medals, and All-State percussion students, he is highly sought after as an educator, arranger, and consultant.

Christopher holds a master s degree in percussion performance from the University of Massachusetts, where he was the teaching assistant to Thom Hannum, and a bachelor s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has studied and taught with some of the best in the business, including Thom Hannum, Rob James, Jim Ancona, Jim Casella, Murray Gusseck, Ralph Hardimon, Steve Ulicny, Glen Crosby, Brian Perez, and Dustin Schletzer.

A member of the front ensemble of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993, he has gone on to instruct numerous drum corps including Star of Indiana Brass Theater, The Troopers, Boston Crusaders, The Blue Knights, The Santa Clara Vanguard, The Academy Drum, and the Madison Scouts. Additionally, he has been on staff with the University of Massachusetts Percussion Department, the University of Massachusetts Marching Band, and Thom Hannum s Mobile Percussion Seminar. He is currently the percussion arranger for Shijonawate Gauken High School in Osaka, Japan, and the Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Yokohama Japan.

Christopher is an active composer/arranger, and is an endorser of Pearl/Adams, ProMark signature design stick, the DC72, and Remo drumheads. Christopher currently lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Andi, and daughter, Lyric.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bass Guitar / Chimes / Claves / Concert Toms / Cow Bell / Drum Kit / Glockenspiel / Mounted Tambourine / Nightingale Bird Whistle / Police Whistle / Synthesizer / Vibra-Slap / Vibraphone / Xylophone
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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 :2013 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Mah-Ná Mah-Ná, written by Italian composer Piero Umiliani, is a nonsense song that achieved widespread fame as a classic Muppet sketch. Flexibly arranged for as few as 8 players or as many as 14 players, this arrangement preserves the catchy melodic material and enhances the upbeat style with vocalizations, birdcalls, hand claps, and vibraslap. It even includes a solo part that gives you the option of allowing a band director or guest artist the chance to perform with the group. An entertaining addition to any percussion ensemble concert!

Mah-Ná Mah-Ná comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.
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