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Mercury from 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst arr. James Ancona

Model # TSPCE-07 By: Tapspace
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    Ensemble Mercury (from "The Planets")
    Composed by Gustav Holst
    Arranged by James Ancona

    Instrumentation: 2 Glockenspiels, 2 Xylophones, 2 Vibraphones, 2 Marimbas (low A), 5 Timpani. Small suspended cymbal, 2 Triangles

    James Ancona's arrangement of Mercury from Holst's masterpiece"The Planets" re-creates the playful and rhythmic character of the original orchestration in the percussion ensemble setting.

    Originally performed in 1996 in Star of Indiana's "Brass Theatre," "Mercury" is a harmonically complex piece yet very listenable at the same time. It requires ten players and relies on clever, integrated scoring to achieve its overall sound. Fun for performers, and accessible to audiences.

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    Name Mercury from 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst arr. James Ancona
    Brand Tapspace
    Model # TSPCE-07
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 20631 not found]
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    Number of Orchestra Bells2
    Number of Crotales
    Number of Vibes2
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    Number of Xylophones2
    Number of Marimbas2
    Number of Timpani Sets1
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    DifficultyMedium, Medium +
    Number of Performers10
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    Author/ComposerHolst, Gustav
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    State ListIndiana (Group I), Florida (Grade 6)
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