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147 Tragarete Road
By Ray Holman
This is the address of the INVADERS panyard in Port of Spain. With Ray's jazz oriented harmonic structure this chart stands out as a Sure-Fire-Soca.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, B and Drums
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite
Africa-O
By Ray Holman
This tribute piece honoring the drum culture of Africa, written by renowned pan composer, Ray Holman, was first performed at the 1997 West Virginia University Ellie Mannette workshop.
The history of pan in Trinidad is rooted in the drum culture of Africa, brought to Trinidad by slaves. Over the years, the playing of skin drums was banned. Later, it was the tamboo bamboo, and then the sound of the transh cans. With the creation of a new instrument from an old barrel, the drum culture has survived and taken on a vital new life. Africa-O is a tribute and a celebration. Why wait? ... let's celebrate!
Since its early days in the 40's, the development of the steel drum and the steel drum movement has been nothing short of spectacular with solo and large ensembles spanning the world.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Perc.
Level: Medium
Price: $45.00

Another Orange Afternoon
By Tom Miller
A straight -forward driving Soca by one of the foremost arranger/performers. Very playable with great parts for all sections.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Anything Go
Arr. by Mark O'Brien
A bright 6 minute Panorama-type Soca to challenge your players. This is high energy stuff!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Advanced
Price:
$60.00

Baia
Arr. J. Leyden
One of the beautiful Brazilian standards. Complete with its haunting melody set in rich steel pan harmonies, a seductive Baion rhythm and with lyrics in both English and Portuguese, this is a pan/vocal chart second to none and sure to please.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2-1, D2-2, G, C, TB/B and Percussion
*Vocal included
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Banana Wind
Music by Jimmy Buffet, Roger Guth, Peter Moyer and Russ Kunkel
Adapted by J. Marc Svaline
The title song of the 1996 Buffet CD. Its light hearted Sesame Street style will brings cheers, especially from you Buffet fans.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

Blue Steel Drum
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
Featured as "Blue Guitar" on the Buffett CD, "Far Side Of The World", this happy-go-lucky chart offers many performance options including audience vocal participation. In the absence of a vocal soloist and back-up singers, the pans can cover all the parts.
(As a program listing option . . . substitue the color of your pans, i.e., "Red Steel Drum", etc.)
Scoring:
L, DT(D2), D2, G/C, B
Lead Vocal with (SA) vocal backups included
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Brazilian Festival
The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Arr. by Howard Cable, Adapted by J. Marc Svaline
You've got "The Girl From Ipenema", "Corcovado" and "One Note Samba" in one fine arrangement. 3 key changes and 3 great tunes - a perfect chart for developing reading skills!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Brown Eyed Girl
By Van Morris, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
Considered a Buffett standard, this arrangement rocks along as a pan instrumental or pan with vocal. Enthusiatic audiences frequently get involved and join in with the singers making it a very successful performance moment.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Vocal solo included
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Brute Force
US Navy Steel Band Arrangement
In the 1950's on Jouvert Morning of Carnival, the new music for the street parades came from the Pan Roun'De Neck marching steel bands. This music bacame known as Road Marches.
Brute Force is one of the best known and one of the first Road Marches to be recorded. Brute Force is also the name of the band, still active and thriving in Antigua, that made this Road March famous. Because of it's historical spot in the steel band movement, it makes a perfect opening number for your concert.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Can-Tata
Adapted West Indian Tune, Arr. by J. Leyden
Traditional Calypso scored for Trash Cans, Prepared L Pans and full Steel Band
Trash Can groups, precursors of the Steel Drum Bands, were featured in the Carnival celebrations of the early 1940s. This arrangement demonstrates first, the sound of these pre-steel drum percussion groups, second, the sound of the early pans and third, the contemporary steel band. (Trash cans and prepared Lead pans are explained in the conductors score). A great way to introduce the world of Pan to your audience!
Scoring:
Trash Cans, L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price: $45.00
MP3 sound bite

Caribbean Sampler
for Pan and Percussion with 4 percussion styles
Arr. by Jeff Narell
Master Percussionist Jeff Narell has come up with a winner. This sampler is a must for anyone working with Caribbean music. It not only includes a brief history of steel band but also a discussion of percussion in the countries of the Caribbean Basin. Add to this, the historical perspective, guidelines and four charts for the different percussion styles of the Guiro, Cha Cha Cha, Soca-Calypso and Reggae along with 4 matching steel drum arrangements and you've got a great package. Includes: (1) Afro Blue, (2) Lluvia Azul, (3) Sly Mongoose, and (4) Jammin.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B and Percussion
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$95.00
MP3 sound bites
Jammin 
Lluvia Azul 

Club Trini Back in Town
By Robert Greenidge, Arr. by James Leyden
Club Trini, with virtuoso pannist Rober Greenidge, is the back-up band for Jimmy Buffett. With its jazz oriented harmonic structure, catchy melody and ad lib solo section, this nice-and-easygoing soca is pan perfect, a relaxing change-up in any performance.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
*Optional back-up (SAAT) vocals
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
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Come Live With Me
By Ward Swingle, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
A combination of Jazz and Samba respecting, as Ward Swingle writes, "The lilting, graceful, and incredible rhythms of Christopher Marlowe's verse." A challenge for your group. Ah, but such a great reward!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium/High
Price:
$45.00

Commemoration
In commemoration of Ellie Mannett's 50th Anniversary in Pan
By Ray Holman, transcribed by Jim Wharton
Another great chart by one of Trinidad's leading composers, this time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Creation of the modern steel drum by Ellie Mannette. Your band will love the way this Soca/Samba moves along!
Scoring:
Tenor, DT, D2 - 1 & 2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Dancero
Arr. by Tom Miller
Tom has captured the style of the Puerto Rican Cha Cha Cha with this delightful number. This piece is simple but fun to play and should be in everyone's repertoire.
Scoring: L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price: $45.00
MP3 sound bite

Erasmus Benjamin Black
arr. by Tom Miller
This delightful calypso is from the 1970's album of the ESSO TRIPOLO STEEL BAND.
The Calypsonian style of lighthearted melodies, with clever lyrics making fun of people as well as political and social institutions, originated in what became known as Calypso Tents where there were contests between singers (with guitar accompaniment) to outdo one another for prize money. The winning songs were soon picked up and out of the tents and further popularized as Road Marches by the steel bands at Carnival time.
Tom Millers' arrangement is great fun to play. It's got the true flavor of thte old style steel band calypso.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, B
Level: Medium
Price: $45.00

Fire and Steel
arranger unknown
This was the test piece for the 1986 Pan is Beautiful contest in Trinidad. Held every two years in October, every band plays a classical piece, a Panorama piece and the Test piece. Fire and Steel is a classically structured number with a Caribbean flavor. It's challenging, it's musically rewarding and your players will love it!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level: Difficult
Price: $50.00

Fire In Me Pan
Arr. by Franz Grissom
This is a rock solid big band calypso complete with a traditional Engine Room of Congas, Drum set and Iron. It starts simply but revs up as it goes along with a churning strum and plenty of notes for everyone. A bit of a challenge, this is a chart that will "make the room move!"
Scoring:
L1, L2, D2-1, D2-2, G, C, B, Perc.
Level: Medium-Difficult
Price: $45.00

Frevo, Frevo
Brazilian Frevos, Adapted by J. Leyden from the symphonic orchestration by Norman Leyden
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a 4 day and night extravaganza of color and music which defies normal description. The parade competition is fierce among 500 to 1000 member percussion/vocal ensembles representing the many favelas (the very poor neighborhoods which surround the city).

There is also a parade competition for performing groups from various neighboring states. These groups use traditional band instruments to accompany their singing/dancing groups. Their music is not the Samba of Rio, but a form of march called the Frevo. It is the typical music of North Eastern Brazil.

The make up of the Frevo bands is unique ... a row of sousaphones; a row of cymbals; a couple rows of drums, snare, and bass; a row of tenor saxes; another of E flat clarinets, and still others of trumpets and valve trombones. They play loud and funky and it's all very exciting. We have arranged two of these Frevos; the first reconstructed from an audio tape we recorded live in Rio in 1965; the second reconstructed from the sound track of the motion picture Black Orpheus. With their strong after beat and lively melodies, they are sure to get your audience's feet tapping.

Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$55.00
MP3 sound bite

Fueillo
Haitian Folk Song, Arr. by J. Leyden
The arrangement is complete and very effective using steel drums alone. Give your audience a lilting change of pace and if you choose, have some voices singing in the Haitian patois to add to the charm. Either way it's a winner.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
*optional SAB chorus
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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Holiday
By Jimmy Buffet, Ralph MacDonald, Bill Eaton, and William Salter
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline and Franz Grissom
"Holiday" is a vocal solo with a background vocal quartet and flugal horn solo. You can also add flutes/clarinet to the mix. It was taken from Jimmy Buffet's "Banana Wind" album and you can use the CD as a practice tool.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
*with vocal, flugal horn and optional woodwinds
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Jamaica Farewell
West Indian Folk Song, Arr. by J. Leyden
Just as these are "standards" in American pop music, so the Jamaica Farewell is surely a "standard" in Caribbean pop. We think you will find the lilting appeal of this island favorite is captured and preserved in this new setting for pan.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Jammin *part of Caribbean Sampler
Arr. by Jeff Narell
An easy-going Bab Marley reggae standard from the 70's. It's music to move by and great fun to play. Always successful with both beginning and advanced groups with opportunities for soloists.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
*See Caribbean Sampler
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Jump In 'De Line
West Indian Folk Song, Arr. by Franz Grissom
The movie Beetlejuice made this Harry Belafonte number popular again. This catchy little calypso has a tenor vocal solo and background vocal trio. You can add trumpets to the mix and create a sure-fire, crowd pleasing encore to any performance. (If you wish, add trumpets to the vocal/instrumental mix for additional color)
Scoring:
L, D2, C, B
*optional Tenor Solo and Vocal Trio (SSA)
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Limbo Twist
Traditional Island Calypso, Arr. by Michael Bento
Perfect for young bands. Complete with stick and rim clicks, this chart provides great excitement as well as an excellent lesson in musical form. And for a show off audience Limbo contest? It's a natural!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, TB/B, Perc. Set
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Lluvia Azul (Blue Rain) *part of Caribbean Sampler
Arr. by Jeff Narell
A delightful light hearted Cha Cha Cha, perfect for young bands. It can also provide a vehicle to feature an ad-lib pan and/or instrumental soloist.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
*See Caribbean Sampler
MP3 sound bite

Manha de Carnaval
By Luis Bonfa, Arr. by James Leyden
Manha de Caranaval, from the movie Black Orpheus, is a classic Brazilian "standard" which lends itself perfectly to this pan treatment. The haunting melody is accompanied by a gentle bossa nova provided by the Guitar, Cello and Engine Room. A perfect program partner with Samba de Orfeu, another musical gem from Black Orpheus.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2-1, D2-2, G, C, TB/B, Perc-1, Perc-2, Set
Level:
Easy
Price:
$50.00

Selections from Medicine Man
By Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. by J. Leyden
Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco starred in this wonderful flick, set in the Amazon rain forest. The musical score was a perfect match for the story. The special relationship of the main characters, the beauty of the rain forest, the charm of the natives, it's all suggested by Jerry Goldsmith's marvelous music. Your percussion players will have a blast creating a helicopter sound and the other special effects. To add additional color we have added optional trumpet, French horn, pan pipe (flute), vibes/xylo parts. Needless to say, this is a marvelous Show Piece for your band!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2-1, D2-2, G1, G2, C1, C2, TB/B, Perc. Set, Mallets,
*with Trumpets, F Horn
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$75.00
MP3 sound bites
Rae's Arrival 
Rain Forest Canopy 
Mt. High 

Meet Me In Morgantown
In commemoration of Ellie Mannette's 50th Anniversary in Pan
By Ray Holman, transcribed by Char Lusk
Just a great Soca composed for the 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of the modern steel drum which took place in Morgantown, WVA. With exciting parts for every section - it'll take a little time to get it all together, but once done we think you'll be smiling and saying "Wow! what a neat piece!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

My Two Cents
Composed and Arranged by Gary Gibson
From the easygoing 1st theme through the "shout" section, your players will enjoy the groove as well as the challenges. The melodies are cool, the harmony likewise. With cuts indicated for short or long versions, this calypso really rolls along happily from beginning to end. Looking for something different? You should give this a try.
Scoring:
L/DT, DT/D2-1, D2-2, G/C, TB/B
Percussion w/optional Lead solo
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Na Onda Do Berimbau
Brazilian "Capoeira" Dance Tune — Under the spell of the Berimbau
Arr. by J. Leyden
The harmonized rhythm pattern of the upper pans is that of the Berimbau (a bowed, metal stringed percussion instrument used to accompany Brazilian Capoeira dancing). The music "struts" along from beginning to end and the happy mood it creates always gets great audience response. A perfect opener for you next concert.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Noche De Rondo
US #2 - USN Steel Band Library
From the US Navy Steel Band library, one of their smooth, slow Latin charts. It's the perfect opportunity for your band to play a piece of pan history.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level: Medium
Price: $45.00

On De Loose
By Ray Holman, Transcribed by David LongfelEasy
Here is another great Soca from the master of the art form, Ray Holman. Ray composed this piece for the 1997 West Virginia Pan Workshop. This bright driving Soca would be a great way to end your concert!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

One Particular Harbour
Music by Jimmy Buffett & Michael Utley, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
One of Jimmy Buffett's favorite songs, sung at every one of his concerts. He heard the chant YARA TE NA TURAH E ME ROHAH TE ALDE, sung by a Mormon missionary ensemble, while vacationing in Tahiti. Have your players sing it for your audience and then have yourself a sing-along, Jiimmy Buffett style. Great fun for all!
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, Vocals
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Oriente
Music by Gilberto Gil, Arr. by J. Leyden
This most unusual 12/8 Afro-jazz flavored piece is one of Gilberto Gil's song hits of the 70's. The title refers to a young man who's considered a "rebel" by the north eastern Brazilian social establishment. With its haunting melody and harmony, this fascinating "mood" piece makes ideal program material.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Oye Como Va
Music by Tito Puente, Arr. by Ed Anderson
It's the Calos Santana hit. It's got a solo section for lead pan and a groove that your audiences will respond to, including dancing in the aisles. This arrangement of Oye Como Va is perfect for both developing and professonal steel bands.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Pan Go'N Good
Music by Franz Grissom and Hugo Bailey, Edited by James Leyden
Franz Grissom and Hugo Bailey were original members of Admiral Dan's Pandemonicas. It was Rear Admiral Daniel Gallery who, in 1957 organized what later became known as the US Navy Steel band, stationed in Puerto Rico until 1970 and then in New Orleans, LA. This arrangement was obtained from the Grissom Music Library. Its lighthearted melody and rhythmic drive are a welcome reminder of the "good old days" of the US Navy Steel band..
Scoring:
L, DT, D2-1, D2-2, G/C, B, Percussion
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Pan In Harmony
Music by Aldwyn "Lord Kitchener" Roberts, Arr. by Tom Miller
Pan In Harmony was a very popular calypso in Trinidad in the 60's. It has some of the most interesting harmonic patterns of any song of its day. Tom has brought out the excitement of the original Panorama renditions of that time, but in a shorter version.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Pan Jam
Arr. by Dan Harrison
One of the happy road marches of the early 70's when Steel Bands still paraded in the streets of Port of Spain. Set a good walking tempo - the catchy music will do the rest.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Panyard
Arr. by Franz Grissom
This chart provides a way to teach the soca/calypso style. And though it's level is Easy for more experienced bands, it serves as a surefire encore with opportunities for jamming.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level: Easy
Price: $45.00

Party Time
By Robert Greenidge, Arr. by Marc Svaline
Transcribed from the Club Trini CD, this happy Soca is the kind that gets everyone moving, the band AND the audience. Yes indeed, Party Time is good time music!
Scoring:
L,D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Play Mas
Music by Aldwyn "Lord Kitchener" Roberts, Arr. by J. Leyden
One of the great Carnival "Standards". With its strong melody, simple driving rhythm and uncomplicated form, Play Mas is surely one of the best examples of the joyful music of early Carnival years. No 10 minute Panorama tune, but just a couple of minutes of good time music!
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Queen of the Bands
Music by "Mighty Sparrow", Arr. by J. Leyden
One of the great "standards" of Carnival music. It's a perfect "opener" and yes, a perfect "encore." Lots of energy, strong melody, uncomplicated inner parts. Should be in every band's library.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Romance
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
Program this delightful "cha cha cha" to add a new dimension to your next concert. It was composed by Ward Swingle and based upon the poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson. The baritone solo is of medium range.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
*with Baritone Solo
Level:
Easy for Pans
Medium for Vocal
Price:
$45.00

The Rope
Music by Slinger "Mighty Sparrow" Francesco, Arr. by J. Leyden
Utilizing the first few bars of the "Hallelujah" chorus as an introduction, this arrangement explodes into one of Mighty Sparrow's lively calypsos of the early 70's. It works well as an opener.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Sad Song for a Pan Man
By Ray Holman
The pan folks at the West Virginia University workshop were the first to play this sweet ballad. They loved it and so did the audience. With its lush harmony and poignant melody, this beautiful work comes from the pen and pan of Trinidad's foremost composer.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Samba De Orfeo
Composed by Luiz Bonfa, Arr. by J. Leyden
This delightful samba from the film "Black Orpheus" will make everyone smile and dance if there's room enough. It has an optional solo section and some split parts in the last chorus.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00 MP3 sound bite

Santana
Music by F. Filazola, Arr. by J. Leyden
Without the harmonic sophistication of the sambas and chorus of Rio and Sao Paulo, this is the music of Northeastern Brazil - the land of the Vacquero - haunting, spare, rhythmic, exciting! This two-tempo composition by F. Filazola with its final echoing vocal phrase "Vem, Mariana" provides the musical contrast so necessary in any concert program.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Simple Calypso
Music by "Lord Blakie", Arr. by Tom Miller
This Calypso was taken from the ESSO Steel Band Album from 1971. This is a good example of the type of steel band calypsos that were performed in the early 1970's. Don't be deceived by its title. It is anything but simple. It is an up-tempo calypso that will challenge any band.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, TB, B
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00

Soca Cat
By J. Marc Svaline, Edited by James Leyden
Inspired by the antics of Soca, the composer's playful cat. It's a fun tune and with its catchy melody and incorporation of basic Soca and Calypso strum patterns, a perfect teaching tool.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

Tango for "Steel" Band
Music by Glen Osser, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
As a successful high school band director for more than 30 years, Marc Svaline has presented an impressive variety of music with his ensembles. Within this repertory, he has found selections particularly well suited for steel band adaptation. "Tango for Band" is one of those songs that fit well on pan. Composed by Glen Osser in 1959, this piece still holds up to today's standards. With the new found interest in the Tango, this number will be a nice addition to any concert.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Ti Amo
Arr. by Franz Grissom
Reflecting the pop music of another era, this arrangement is a great way to teach the elements of, and have your kids groove to, the acapella "Doo-Wop" style of the 1950's.
It is primarily scored for beginning band, but the advanced band can have fun with it, especially as a lighthearted concert encore.
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, Bass
Level: Easy
Price: $45.00

Trazilian Dance
By Robert Greenidge, Arr. by J. Leyden
This is a Jazz Samba - perfect for concert or dance gigs. A written-out solo based on Robert's ad-lib provides an excellent example for players developing solo skills. Optional background vocals add a unique to the overall charm of this chart
Scoring:
L,D2, G/C, TB/B
*optional vocals
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Versos Pra Teresa
Composed by T. de Inema and J. Luis, Arr. by J. Leyden
This samba was featured by Jair Rodrigues, one of Brazil's most popular singers. His concerts with Elis Regina, another dynamic singer, were high points in those exciting - and never since equaled - wonderful Bossa Nova years. This arrangement allows easy solo opportunities for your lead players. (An optional written out solo is included to potentially serve as a stylistic guideline for their improvs). Just get a good samba groove going in your "engine room" and treat yourself to the sound of "Rio".
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, TB/B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Volcano
By Jimmy Buffet, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
When you think of Jimmy Buffet, you think of Parrot Heads. When you think of Parrot Heads, you think of "Volcano". Get your band going on this one 'Mon'!
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
*with Vocal Solo
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Wata'
Arr. by James Leyden
Besides a happy-go-lucky calypso melody, this chart has a number of other things going for it:
  • It's an example of the AABA form
  • It has a short Rubato intro and a percussion vamp
  • It encourages the concept of "light sticking"
  • And the percussion includes WB, Claves, Bongos and Congas to provide, with the exception of solo breaks, smooth MP support to the pans.
PUt all this together and you've got a great learning tool and a fine number for your next program.
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B, Perc.
Level: Easy
Price: $45.00

Woodbrook Jam
By Ray Holman
This easy calypso was composed for the 1997 West Virginia University Pan Workshop. Ray has structured the arrangement to provide solo opportunities which can be divided among different sections of your band.
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, B, and Drums
Level:
Easy
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

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