Classical Guitar

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A Note from Mark:
Much of my life revolves around the classical guitar. I have been actively seeking out the finest players in the world, listening and experiencing their artistry. I am embarking on an incredible undertaking to bring together the world’s greatest guitarist to perform my original compositions from some of my most successful and/or favorite film scores. Now is the time to bring these contemporary film scores to life in extraordinary arrangements for the classical guitar and orchestra. I will update you as this project progresses. This is truly a labor of love, and it will take some time. But I look forward to sharing the finished product with you! Keep listening… Mark Mancina

Mark composes The Journey for Disney’s Aulani resort

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Mark recently was commissioned by Disney to compose a 30 minute original suite with recording artist Kaelii Rachell. The suite, entitled, “The Journey” will be played in the in and around the grounds of Disney’s new Hawaiian resort, Aulani.

Mark produces a song for Eastwood’s Invictus

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Mark Mancina has produced a song for the new Clint Eastwood film Invictus. The song is called “Colorblind”, and Mark played all the instruments and it is sung by Overtone. Mark is currently working with them writing and producing.

Mark is also writing songs and score for a new “Unnamed Rob Minkoff Christmas Musical”.

Mark to score Hurricane Season

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Mark has recently started work on the new Weinstein Co./MGM film, Hurricane Season. Directed by Tim Story and starring Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington, the film is expected to be released in March 2009.

August Rush used in medal-winning Olympics routine

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USA Gymnastics Team member Shawn Johnson used Mark’s cue, “Rhapsody No. 1 in C Major” from August Rush in her floor dance routine – and she garnered a silver medal!

Mark is currently working on the animated film First Love, as well as new episodes of the hit television show, “Criminal Minds”.