Mah-Na Mah-Na (arranged for percussion ensemble). Composed by Piero Umiliani. Arranged by Christopher M. Retschulte. Percussion Ensembles. For Glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, 4.3-octave marimba (low A, shared) drumset* (kick, snare, hi-hat, crash), 4 concert toms, vibraslap, tambourine, claves, police whistle, cowbell, and bird calls (or other sound effects) *The drumset part may be split i (8-14 players). The optional instrumentation is as follows: Chimes, solo instrument (e.g., trumpet, saxophone, vocalist, etc.), synthesizer, bass guitar. Difficulty: Medium-Easy. Folio & CD-ROM. 24 pages. Duration 3:00. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-85).
Mah-Na Mah-Na, written by Italian composer Piero Umiliani, is a nonsense song that achieved widespread fame as a classic Muppet sketch. Flexibly arranged for as few as 8 players or as many as 14 players, this arrangement preserves the catchy melodic material and enhances the upbeat style with vocalizations, birdcalls, hand claps, and vibraslap. It even includes a solo part that gives you the option of allowing a band director or guest artist the chance to perform with the group. An entertaining addition to any percussion ensemble concert! Mah-Na Mah-Na comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.