(for percussion ensemble and rhythm section). By Bela Fleck. Arranged by Tom Gierke. Percussion Ensemble. For 2 low A marimbas (adaptable for 3), 1 low E marimba, 2 vibraphones, 1 xylophone, 1 glockenspiel, 5 timpani, 1 drumset with optional electronic trigger pads, bongos, djembe, windchimes, triangle, finger cymbal (9 players). This edition: Percussion ensemble. Concert Percussion Ensembles. For percussion ensemble and rhythm section. Advanced. Folio parts on CD-Rom. 22 pages. Duration 3:10
UFO Tofu is a popular Bela Fleck tune adapted for modern percussion ensemble. At the bright tempo of 225 beats per minute, the piece has an upbeat, cut-time feel that weaves in and out of some advanced meter changes. Many of the mallet orchestrations will require a solid grasp of four-mallet independence concepts.
Tom Gierke's arrangement first premiered at the DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble. The exuberance of the piece naturally gives it audience appeal and would be a perfect encore piece at the end of a concert.
This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.
Note: Due to licensing limitations, this piece is only available in the USA and Canada.