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Miraculous Mandarin, The (Bartok)

for percussion ensemble
Level: Advanced
Duration: 4:00
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Indiana | Florida | Missouri
Release Date: 2002
Product ID : TSPCE-04
Price: $45.00
Item #: TSPCE-04

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Recording by Andrew Lee


Description

This percussion ensemble arrangement of The Miraculous Mandarin is based upon three movements of Bartok's 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.

James Ancona's arrangement will challenge performers and offers a programatic piece which will showcase the versatility of the percussion ensemble's timbral range. It was first performed by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble in 2000.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas—low A
  • 5 timpani
  • Cymbals & gongs (2 china cymbals, 18" suspended cymbal, dark suspended cymbal, bright suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 2 small gongs, wind gong, medium gong, large tam-tam)
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 toms)
  • Accessories (2 small Zil-Bells, mounted ratchet)

Description

This percussion ensemble arrangement of The Miraculous Mandarin is based upon three movements of Bartok's 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.

James Ancona's arrangement will challenge performers and offers a programatic piece which will showcase the versatility of the percussion ensemble's timbral range. It was first performed by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble in 2000.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas—low A
  • 5 timpani
  • Cymbals & gongs (2 china cymbals, 18" suspended cymbal, dark suspended cymbal, bright suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 2 small gongs, wind gong, medium gong, large tam-tam)
  • Drums (snare drum, 4 toms)
  • Accessories (2 small Zil-Bells, mounted ratchet)


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