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Big Country by Bela Fleck arr. Olin Johannessen

Model # TSPCE-18 By: Tapspace
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  • Overview

    • Number of Players: 8 - 10
    • 4-Mallet Independent Technique Depicts Banjo Line
    • Small Rhythm Section Drives Two-Step Style
    • Optional Soprano Sax Part
    • Optional Bass Marimba Part
    • Duration: 3:00
  • Item Details

    Big Country is a fun and catchy tune originally by Bela Fleck that has been arranged for percussion ensemble by Olin Johannessen.

    This arrangement prominently features a variety of keyboard instruments with players using 4-mallet independent techniques to capture the energy and style of the original banjo line. A small rhythm section, consisting of drum set and bass guitar help drive the two-step feel and even includes an optional part for soprano saxophone!

    This is a bit technically challenging and is great for a mixed high school group looking to play something very fun that the audience will really enjoy!


    • Glockenspiel
    • Xylophone
    • Vibraphones (2)
    • Marimbas (3) - 4.3, 4.5, and 5.0 Octave
    • Drum Set
    • Bass Guitar
    • Soprano Saxophone (optional)

    Difficulty: Medium +

    Duration: 3:00

  • Specifications

    Name Big Country by Bela Fleck arr. Olin Johannessen
    Brand Tapspace
    Model # TSPCE-18
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    Number of Orchestra Bells1
    Number of Crotales
    Number of Vibes2
    Number of Chimes
    Number of Pans
    Number of Xylophones1
    Number of Marimbas3
    Number of Timpani Sets
    Includes Rhythm SectionYes
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    DifficultyMedium +
    Number of Mallets8, 9, 10
    Number of Performers8, 9, 10
    Drive Type 
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    Author/ComposerFleck, Bela""Johannessen, Olin
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    Includes Tuning Slide Trigger
    Marching Tuba Type
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    Includes Head
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    Is Tiltable
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    State ListFlorida (Grade 5)
    Jingle Rows 
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