Jazz, Pop Music Arrangements for Steel Drums

Jazz & Pop Arrangements


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Anna 
At Last
Autumn Leaves 
Banana Wind
Baubles, Bangles and Beads 
Bluesette 
Brown Eyed Girl 
Jimmy Buffett Medley #1
Jimmy Buffett Medley #2
Club Trini Back in Town 
Coconut Champagne 
Come Live With Me
Creola
Cultural Infidel
Cute
Don't Rain On My Parade
Everybody's Got A Cousin In Miami
Holiday
Hot, Hot, Hot
I Will
If You Let Me
Lage Nom Ai 
Lakeside Rhapsody 
Li'l Darlin 
Market Place
Memphis in June 
Mood Indigo 
My Two Cents 
Never on Sunday 
One Particular Harbour
Only Time
Oye Como Va 
Romance
Rum and Coca Cola 
Satin Doll 
St. Valentine's Day Rag
The Summer Knows 
Sunrise, Sunset 
Under The Sea
Volcano 
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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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

At Last
By H. Warren & M. Gordon
Arr. by J. Leyden
The 1942 Glenn Miller hit, has been high on the "charts" many times since as recorded by pop singers. Arranged in big band style, available in Ab or A, it works well for either a boy or girl vocalist. A chance for your band and your audience to "drop back" in time to the Golden Age of pop music.

Product ID: 1011                      
Scoring:
L, D2-1, D2-2, G/C, TB/B, Set, Vocal
Level:
Medium for Pans, Advanced for Vocals
Price:
$45.00

Autumn Leaves
Les Feuilles Morte
Music by Joseph Kosma
French Lyrics by Jacques Prevert
Arr. by J. Leyden
Introduced in France some 50 years ago, it has since become an international standard with numerous recordings and performances. This arrangement for pans and solo voice (optional solo Dbl 2nd) adds a new dimension to this beautiful song. Autumn Leaves?....they've never been quite so colorful!

Product ID: 1012                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
**Mezzo vocal: French lyrics optional
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

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

Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Adapted from the Borodin String Quartet
By Forrest and Wright
Adapted by James Leyden
This song from the musical Kismet has lush harmonies to match the beautiful melody. A musical jewel worthy of your most sensitive playing.

Product ID: 1013                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Bluesette
Music by Toots Thielmans
Arr. by Grissom/Leyden
Toots Thielmans' jazz waltz from the early 70's has become a "standard." The engaging melody and solid harmonic structure are the essence of this light-hearted musical gem. Kick it off and watch the faces around you. They will be smiling - you can count on that!

Product ID: 1016                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

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

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

Club Trini Back in Town
By Robert Greenidge
Arr. by Marc Svaline
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.

Product ID: 1059                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B, *Optional back-up (SAAT)
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
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

Creola
By Jimmy Buffett
Arr. by Marc Svaline
As an "easy listening" song, it features a vocal solo with a quartet backup. It has a L, DT/D2 duet transcribed from the original recording (On the original, Jimmy sings about his life growing up on the Bayou). As in any of the Buffet concerts, you can count on the Buffet fans in the audience to sing along with your group.

Product ID: 1158                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, *with Vocal solo and Quartet
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

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

Cute
By Neal Hefti
Arr. by James Leyden
The arramgement of this jazz standard has two things going for it; (1.)a chance to develop relaxed (read that COOL) laid back pan playing as well as (2.) a challenge for your set player (or perc. section) to come up with soft brush and stick (or combined percussion) solos in the numerous solo breaks. This is equal opportunity Jazz for your group.

Product ID: 1024                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D-12, D2-2, G, C, TB, B and Set
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$50.00

Don't Rain On My Parade
from Funny Girl
Music By Jule Styne
Lyrics By Bob Merrill
Arr. Marc Svaline
In the Broadway hit "Funny Girl", this powderhouse song was delivered by Barbara Streisand. Marc's arrangement is for vocal with pan. If you have a vocalist with "chops", this chart is standing ovation material.

Product ID: 1046                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, *Includes Vocal
Level:
Medium Difficult
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

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

I Will
By Paul McCartney
Arr. by Marc Svaline
Many artists have recorded this Beatles classic. Allison Krause recorded it including a pan background played by Tom Miller. This arrangement incorporates some of that style. (If you wish, you can use a flute and clarinet playing optional fills to create additional color)

Product ID: 1157                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B, *with Vocal Duet & optional Flute and Clarinet
Level:
Easy/Medium
Price:
$45.00

If You Let Me
from the Esso Steel Band album
Arr. by Tom Miller
Made popular by Roberta Flack, some years ago, this transcription is taken from a recording by the ESSO TRINIDAD STEEL BAND in 1971. This is one of the three numbers that Hillbridge has from that great album.

Product ID: 1020                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, TB, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

Lage Nom Ai
By Jimmy Buffet, Russ Kunkel, Jay Oliver & Peter Mayer
Arr. by Marc Svaline
This number from Jimmy's "Barometer Soup" CD, has been adapted for pan and vocal solo with background singers and horns. While some tricky poli-rhythms have been removed, the arrangement retains the characteristic soca style and trumpet solo of the original. This is a glizty, fun song that's a real show stopper! (performance suggestions) Have the horn players move like the players in a salsa band and have the background singers groove like the Buffet girls. Check the CD to get the "feel" of the original version.

Product ID: 1155                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, *with lead vocal & background ensemble & horns: lead & 2nd trumpets & tenor sax
Level:
Medium
Price:
$50.00
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

Li'l Darlin
By Neal Hefti
Arr. by Jsmed Leyden
Neal Hefti's many compositions and arrangements for the Count Basie band are a colorful part of the fabric of 20th century jazz. In Li'l Darlin' the simplicity of the notation is the key to it's persuasive rhythmic drive. To best achieve this groove, have your players think of the meter as 12/8 with the straight eighth notes played as a quarter and an eighth within a triplet figure. That and an easy going tempo and you've got it made!

Product ID: 1071                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

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

Memphis in June
By Hoagy Charmichael
Arr. by James Leyden
Laid back and bluesy with a vocal to match. This is "Vintage Hoagy" and another pan-perfect way to introduce the 12/8 feel as it applies to traditional 4/4 tempos.

Product ID: 1023                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2-1, D2-2, G/C, TB/B, *Vocal: Alto and Optional Baritone
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Mood Indigo
By Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Albany Bigard
Arr. by James Leyden
First published in 1930, "Mood Indigo" was one of Duke Ellington's earliest hits. Today, it remains one of the great Jazz standards. The challenge for pan players lies in producing smooth, seamless, sustained tremolos and controlled dynamics while laying back on a relaxed 12/8 jazz groove. This piece will teach this technique.

Product ID: 1006                      
Scoring:
L, 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

Never on Sunday
Music by M. Hadjidakis
Arr. by J. Leyden
Easy to learn, fun to play. It's the title of the happy music which underscored the movie of the same name. And, as with the music soundtracks for Zorba The Greek and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Never On Sunday is toe tapping, finger snapping, dancing-on-the-table stuff! Just play it see what happens!

Product ID: 1025                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2, G/C, TB/B
Level:
Easy
Price:
$45.00
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

Only Time
Arr. by Marc Svaline
This delightful Anya tune is scored for full band with optional vocal parts. There are suggested male and female background vocals that can be modified to fit your vocal group. See the vocal chart for various combinations. Make sure that they don't over balance the lead vocal.

Product ID: 1044                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G, C, B, Vocal (with optional Background vocals)
Level:
Easy-Medium
Price:
$45.00

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
MP3 sound bite

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

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
MP3 sound bite

Satin Doll
Music by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn
Arr. by J. Leyden
It was Duke Ellington's first hit record. This chart, with its straight forward ensemble work and walking bass line, is ample proof that some of the least complicated arrangements "swing" the best. It's good pan jazz!

Product ID: 1169                      
Scoring:
L/DT, D2-1, D2-2, G/C-1, C-2-3, TB/B, Cong(s), Set
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

St. Valentine's Day Rag
By Franz Grissom
Ragtime traces its history back to the 1980's and to Scott Joplin who was one of the first truly American composers, developing what is accepted as the initial American Art form, the piano rag. The "St. Valentine's Day Rag" is a fine example of this type of music. Composed and scored expressly for steel drums, its catchy melody and rhythms will provide a lot of fun for your players and audience alike.

Product ID: 1162                      
Scoring:
L, DT, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00

The Summer Knows
By Michael Legrand
Arr. by J. Leyden
The haunting melody from "The Summer of 42", a bittersweet film about the "coming of age " in a time of war. Smooth tremolos, sympathetic phrasing and a sensitive observation of dynamics will unlock the beauty of this music. This is romantic and we think you'll love it to.

Product ID: 1028                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
Level:
Medium
Price:
$45.00
MP3 sound bite

Sunrise, Sunset
From the musical "Fiddler On The Roof"
Bock/Harnick
Arr. by J. Leyden
Easy to play, meaningful when sung, loved by audiences worldwide. We have included an optional vocal part which will allow participation by your school chorus or a soloist. With or without the addition of the vocal part, we think you'll find that this ever popular song from "Fiddler On The Roof" will be well received. This is a mellow arrangement for your pans.

Product ID: 1029                      
Scoring:
L, D2, G/C, B
**optional SATB Vocal
Level:
Easy
Price:
$50.00
MP3 sound bite

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

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
MP3 sound bite

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