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147 Tragarete Road 
Africa-O
Anna 
Another Orange Afternoon 
Anything Go
Baia
Banana Wind
Beguine for Steel Band 
Blue Grotto 
Blue Steel Drum 
Brazilian Festival
Brown Eyed Girl 
Brute Force 
Jimmy Buffett Medley #1
Jimmy Buffett Medley #2
Can-Tata 
Caribbean Sampler 
Coconut Champagne 
Come Live With Me
Commemoration 
Cozumel 
Cultural Infidel
Dancero 
Erasmus Benjamin Black
Everybody's Got A Cousin In Miami
Fire and Steel
Fire In Me Pan
Frevo, Frevo 
Fueillo 
Guantanamera 
Holiday
Hot, Hot, Hot
Jamaica Farewell 
Jump In 'De Line 
Lakeside Rhapsody 
Limbo Twist 
Manha de Carnaval
Market Place
Selections from Medicine Man 
Meet Me In Morgantown 
My Two Cents 
Na Onda Do Berimbau 
Noche De Rondo
On De Loose 
One Particular Harbour
Oriente 
Our Song 
Oye Como Va 
Pan Go'N Good
Pan In Harmony 
Pan Jam 
Panyard
Party Time
Play Mas 
The Proposal 
Queen of the Bands 
Romance
The Rope 
Rum and Coca Cola 
Sad Song for a Pan Man 
Samba De Orfeo 
Santana 
Simple Calypso
Sloop John "B" 
Soca Cat
Tango for "Steel" Band
Ti Amo
Trazilian Dance 
Under The Sea
Versos Pra Teresa 
Volcano 
Wata'
Woodbrook Jam 
Yellow Bird 
Scoring Abbreviations:
Lead (Tenor) L
Double Tenor DT
Double Second D2
Guitar G
Cello C
Tenor Bass TB
Bass B
Percussion Perc
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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.

Product ID: 1004                      
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.

Product ID: 1048                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Perc.
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Anna
Theme from "Anna"
Music by Roman Vatro
Arr. by J. Leyden
With some basic ascending scale runs and descending triads this catchy tune's fun to play. As a bonus, it also works well as a samba, calypso or a baion. It's perfect way to learn and demonstrate how the various rhythm styles effect the music being underscored.

Product ID: 1010                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy for Pans, Advanced for Vocal
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Another Orange Afternoon
By Tom Miller
Tom wrote this great chart as an artist in residence at Lockland High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The title reflects the composers frustration with his daly commute to the school. Every road was under construction with orange barrels blocking his way. Add sparkle to your concert with this wonderful chart!

Product ID: 1049                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Anything Go
By Mark O'Brian
If you have the players, this is the chart! Any thing go is a great way to introduce your band to a Panorama style chart. A bright 6 minute Soca to challenge your players. This is high energy stuff!

Product ID: 1050                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Advanced
Price:
$60.00

Baia
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1051                      
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
Arr. by Marc Svaline
The title song of the 1996 Buffet CD. Its light hearted Sesame Street style will brings cheers, especially from you Buffet fans

Product ID: 1052                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

Beguine for Steel Band
Music by Glenn Osser
Adapted by J. Marc Svaline
Glenn Osser has many Concert Band and Jazz Band charts in band rooms throughout the country. Beguine for Band has been a concert band standard for many years. With this adaptation, it is destined to become a Steel Band standard as well. It gives the players a chance to use scale patterns, including chromatics.

Product ID: 1014                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Blue Grotto
By J. Marc Svaline
This delightful Beguine is well within the ability of a developing band but will be a "audio aspirin" in any performance. It was inspired by a visit by the composer to the Blue Grotto on the isle of Capri off the coast of Italy. The beginning and end of the piece depicts the pleasant ride from Sorrento to the island while the main part of the song characterizes the composer's emotional experience within the Blue Grotto (a cave accessed only by row boat) as the sun reflects into the grotto and lights up the area with beautiful blue light.

Product ID: 1015                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Blue Steel Drum
By Roger Edwin Guth, Peter Hagen Mayer
Arr. by 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.)

Product ID: 1053                      
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 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.

Product ID: 1054                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Brown Eyed Girl
By Van Morris
Arr. by 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.

Product ID: 1055                      
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
Adapted by Marc Svaline
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.

Product ID: 1056                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Jimmy Buffett Medley #1
Arr. by Marc Svaline
A medley of two songs, "Quietly Making Noise" and "Frenchman For A Night," from the FRUITCAKES album. This arrangement is very accessible and will give your less experienced players a chance to play some favorite songs of the "Parrot Heads".

Product ID: 1159                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00

Jimmy Buffett Medley #2
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
The second in the Buffett medley series; includes A Pirate Looks at 40 and The Captain and The Kid. Well suited for younger groups and with an optional vocal part, it's a great tune for parties and "Parrot Head" crowds.

Product ID: 1033                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B, *Includes Optional Vocal
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00

Can-Tata
Adapted West Indian Tune
Arr. by James 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!

Product ID: 1058                      
Scoring:
Trash Cans, L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Level:
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.

Click for mp3 sample files of two movements:

Jammin
Lluvia Azul

Product ID: 1031                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B and Percussion
Level:
Easy/Medium, Pan Duet-Medium
Price:
$95.00
MP3 sound bite

Coconut Champagne
From the Maynard Ferguson album
By Dennis DeBlasio
Arr. by Marc Svaline
This number was transcribed by Marc directly from the Jazz Band score. The song is a Jazz Samba and really "cooks". It has room for a pan solo or if you have a hot Lead section they all can play the Baritone Sax solo! There is also room for a percussion feature before the DS.

Product ID: 1002                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
**optional vocal duet: Soprano & Tenor
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Come Live With Me
By Ward Swingle
Arr. by 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!

Product ID: 1060                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, with optional vacal
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!

Product ID: 1061                      
Scoring:
Tenor, DT, D2 - 1 & 2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Cozumel
By J. Marc Svaline
Here is a delightful Cha Cha Cha to brighten up your concert program. It is full of the rhythmic/harmonic elements which have made Cha Cha Cha so popular. It contains a section to be played by the lead while the audience joins the other players clapping the 3/2 clave pattern. If there's room, your audience will be up and dancing. All in all, Cozumel is a lot of fun.

Product ID: 1019                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium for G/C, Easy/Med for others
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Cultural Infidel
arr. by Marc Svaline
This delightful vocal is from Jimmy Buffett's Banana Wind Album. It tells a story of a man who drops off out of society's "rat race" by giving up his own name. This is a great closer.

Product ID: 1021                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Horns
**Includes Vocal and Optional Background Vocals
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

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.

Product ID: 1062                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Erasmus Benjamin Black
from the 1970's album of the ESSO TRIPOLO STEEL BAND.
By Francisco Slinger
arr. by Tom Miller
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 Miller's arrangement is great fun to play. It has the true flavor of the old style steel band calypso.

Product ID: 1063                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Everybody's Got A Cousin In Miami
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
As a pan arrangement of one of the most creative charts on Jimmy BUffet's "Fruitcakes" album, we've incorporated all of the elements from the original recording including the trumpet solo, xylophone solo and Robert Greenidge's double second solo. You'll need players wiht "chops" to recreate the piece, but it is well worth the time. You, your band and your audience will love it

Product ID: 1017                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Horns, *Includes Lead Vocal, Backup Vocal
Level:
Easy-Medium
Price:
$50.00

Fire and Steel
By Winsford Devine
Transcribed by Marc Svaline
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!

Product ID: 1064                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Difficult
Price:
$50.00

Fire In Me Pan
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!"

Product ID: 1065                      
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.

Product ID: 1066                      
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.

Product ID: 1067                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B, *optional SAB chorus
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Guantanamera
Cuban Folk Song
Arr. by James Leyden
First heard in the 1920's on the radio as the closing theme song of the Cuban singer/composer Jose Fernandez, this folk song celebrated the beauty of the ladies of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its popularity has since spread and today it has become one of the most well loved folk songs of the world.

Product ID: 1107                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Holiday
By Jimmy Buffet, Ralph MacDonald, Bill Eaton, and William Salter
Arr. by 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.

Product ID: 1068                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, *with vocal, flugal horn and optional woodwinds
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Hot, Hot, Hot
From the Maynard Ferguson album
Arranged for vocal and pans by Marc Svaline
Hot, Hot, Hot by "The Mighty Arrow" is one of the most popular calypsos in the world today. It rocketed to the top of the charts when Dexter Poindester recorded it in the 1980's. This arrangement includes horn background, vocal with backup group. Use choreography (with singers) and you'll have a great encore number.

Product ID: 1018                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, TB/B, Vocals and Horns (Trumpet/Tenor Sax)
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Jamaica Farewell
West Indian Folk Song
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1069                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

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)

Product ID: 1072                      
Scoring:
L, D2, C, B, *optional Tenor Solo and Vocal Trio (SSA)
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Lakeside Rhapsody
By Marc Svaline
Composed for and dedicated to the Chautauqua Institute where the Washington H.S. Steel Band has presented yearly summer concerts since 1996, this chart provides a perfect introduction to the soca/samba groove. Alter your Engine Room beat and you can cook up a great mid-tempo samba. Choose either - you can't go wrong!

Product ID: 1042                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, TB/B
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!

Product ID: 1073                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, TB/B, Perc. Set
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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.

Product ID: 1075                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2-1, D2-2, G, C, TB/B, Perc-1, Perc-2, Set
Level:
Easy
Price:
$50.00

Market Place
By Denis DeBlasio
Arr. by J. Marc Svaline
An exciting Latin style steel band adaptation of the Maynard Ferguson chart from his "Live From San Francisco" album. Maynard's solo is scored for lead pan. Other instruments can be incorporated to augment your performance with their ad-lib solos.

Product ID: 1032                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Horns
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$45.00

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!

Click for mp3 sample files of these three movements:

Rae's Arrival
Rain Forest Canopy
Mt. High


Product ID: 1030                      
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 bite

Meet Me In Morgantown
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!

Product ID: 1077                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

My Two Cents
Title song from the album 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.

Product ID: 1078                      
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
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.

Product ID: 1079                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

Noche De Rondo
from the 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.

Product ID: 1080                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

On De Loose
By Ray Holman
Transcribed by David Longfellow
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!

Product ID: 1081                      
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!

Product ID: 1082                      
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.

Product ID: 1083                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Our Song
By J. Marc Svaline
Here is an upbeat tune which incorporates both soca and swing tempos written especially for the Washington High School Steel Band by their director. Starting with a "Panorama" style introduction, it progresses into a soca, then features some Latin montuno with section work showing off the different voices of the band. Finally the melody is set in a swing style followed by a flashy panorama ending. This number will be a hit both with your band and your audience!

Product ID: 1160                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
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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.

Product ID: 1084                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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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.

Product ID: 1085                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2-1, D2-2, G/C, B, Percussion
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Pan In Harmony
Music by Aldwyn
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.

Product ID: 1086                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00
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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.

Product ID: 1087                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$45.00
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Panyard
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.

Product ID: 1076                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
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!

Product ID: 1088                      
Scoring:
L,D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00

Play Mas
Music by Aldwyn
Arr. by James 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!

Product ID: 1089                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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The Proposal
Haitian Folk Song
Arr. by James Leyden
This lovely Haitian ballad is another program jewel. Beginning and ending with a Double Second solo/soli, leads and cellos share the melody.

Product ID: 1110                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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Queen of the Bands
Music by
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1090                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Romance
By Ward Swingle
Arr. by 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.

Product ID: 1091                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, *with Baritone Solo
Level:
Easy for Pans
Price:
$45.00

The Rope
Music by Slinger
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1092                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
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Rum and Coca Cola
As sung by the Andrew Sisters, Music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Arr. by Marc Svaline
As sung by the Andrew Sisters, Music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Arr. by J. Marc Svaline Rum and Coca Cola is a Vocal Trio that works very nicely into a Pan concert. Made popular during World War II, the song comes with a Wah-Wah muted Trumpet solo. This tune is always well received at concerts, especially by the World War II veterans.

Product ID: 1161                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, *with Vocal Trio and Trumpet Solo
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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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.

Product ID: 1093                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Samba De Orfeo
Composed by Luiz Bonfa
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1094                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
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Santana
Music by F. Filazola
Arr. by James 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.

Product ID: 1095                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Simple Calypso
from the Esso Steel Band album
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.

Product ID: 1096                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, TB, B
Level:
Medium/Advanced
Price:
$50.00

Sloop John "B"
Bahamian Folk Song
Arr. by James Leyden
This Bahamian folk song is an all time favorite for players and audiences alike. An optional SAB vocal part is included.

Product ID: 1113                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B, *optional SAB chorus
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
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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.

Product ID: 1097                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

Tango for "Steel" Band
Music by Glen Osser
Arr. by 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.

Product ID: 1098                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Ti Amo
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.

Product ID: 1099                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00

Trazilian Dance
By Robert Greenidge
Arr. by James 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

Product ID: 1100                      
Scoring:
L,D2, G/C, TB/B, *optional vocals
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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Under The Sea
Arr. by Ed Anderson
This is the most popular song from Disney's "Little Mermaid." In this pan arrrangement, Ed has captured the joyful spirit of the original score. Suitable for any level, it's a winner!

Product ID: 1163                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy-Medium
Price:
$45.00

Versos Pra Teresa
Composed by T. de Inema and J. Luis
Arr. by James 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".

Product ID: 1101                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, TB/B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
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Volcano
By Jimmy Buffet
Arr. by 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'!

Product ID: 1102                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B, *with Vocal Solo
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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Wata'
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.

Product ID: 1103                      
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.

Product ID: 1104                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, B, and Drums
Level:
Easy
Price:
$50.00
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Yellow Bird
Adapted from the Haitian folk song
By Luboff and Bergman
Arr. by James Leyden
This is one gorgeous treatment of the most requested steel drum tunes of all time. If you listen closely, you'll even hear the bird sounds.

Product ID: 1114                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00
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