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The current catalogue contains music for steel band, steelpan chamber works, and solo vibraphone. The selection list will be expanded as new music is published. Click on the headings to see the catalogue within each category.

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NOTE: "Caprice" for orchesra and steel pan enesemble and "In the Shadows of the Forest" for SATB choir and steel pan enseble are not listed on this page. For demos and ordering information for those compositions, please send an email.

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STEELPAN

(Solos, duets, chamber works, other combinations)

 

RECENT ADDITIONS

These are the newest additions to the catalogue. This list will change periodically, so check back from time to time. There are some new solos and duets added to the Steelpan section as well.


 

De Smile Behind de Mask

(for steel band)

$50

Advanced / College or

experienced high school

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)

Douuble tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

Written during the Coronavirus crisis as the subject for a music video, this harmonically rich, contemporary calypso is very lyrical, with a punchy chorus, a variation over the verse, and intro and coda. Parts are mostly only moderately challenging, with one or two "hot spots" that players will get after some practice. The demo is the full music video.

Under the Raintree

(for steel band)

$50

Advanced / College or

experienced high school

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)

Douuble tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

Originally written as a "sweet" calypso, one of this piece's first performances was at a tribute concert to Ellie Mannette (PASIC 2019). Not as lengthy or involved as a typical Panorama arrangement, it does have some of that style's characteristics, such as elaborate intro, "jam" section, etc.

    Demo

Bossa Mannette (for steel band)

$40

Intermediate / Experienced middle or

high school and up

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)

Douuble tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

This piece was commissioned as the mass band piece for the 2019 Great Lakes Steelpan Festival, and was written as a tribute to the recently deceased Ellie Mannette. Ellie had a fondness for the bossa novas of Antonio Carlos Jobim. This piece borrows some characterists of Jobim's classic, "Wave." It is compact, but does have a variation section.

Poinciana (for steel band)

$45

Intermediate – advanced / High school,

college, or professional group

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C) (some div.)

Douuble tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

Nat Simon's classic, lush 1936 composition, scored for steel band with optional tenor or double seconds soloist. A great mellow bossa nova for contrast in your concert program.

STEEL BAND

These are arrangements of primarily original compositions. They are listed by difficulty, with easy material that is approriate for 5th and 6th graders first, graduating to middle school, high school, and college/professional level.

Each arrangement comes with a full score (containing detailed performance notes for the director) and a full set of parts, professionally engraved and printed on good quality paper, staple-bound if over four pages, and in a labeled folder ready for filing in your library.

For each arrangement listed, there is an audio-clip demo of the tune (many, but not all, of these are MIDI-generated), or a video performance link, along with a difficulty rating and helpful notes about the arrangement's special challenges or requirements.

 
 

Come Out With Your Pans Up!

$40

Easy / 5th - 6th Grade

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

This is a good one for elementary-level beginners (5th and 6th grades). A 4-voice arrangement (no double tenor part), it is very compact with a limited (but interesting) rhythmic vocabulary. Easily taught, and enjoyable to listen to.

Gimme Some Shimmy

$40

Easy / 5th - 6th Grade

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)
Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

Perfect for the beginners at the upper elementary level. This fun soca tune features two contrasting sections, and an optional, fun dance break while the engine room grooves.

Why Are You Looking At Me

Like That?

$35

Easy / 5th - 6th Grade, early middle school

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

This is a 4-voice arrangement written for beginners at any level. This was first played by a group of adults with no previous musical experience, and they learned it in four rehearsals.  A fun piece in three main sections, with a very minimal rhythmic vocabulary.

Soca Mocha

$35

Easy / 5th - 6th grade, early middle school

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

This is a 4-voice calypso arrangement written for beginners, It has been used as a mass band piece for elementary school players at several steelband events. There is a very limited rhythmic vocabulary, but some nuances for players to keep track of. Short and compact, but utilizing common instrument functions, this is a good preparatory song for young players.

Exit Strategy

$35

Easy / 6th Grade into middle school, good beginning material for any age

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

This is a 4-voice arrangement written for beginners. This was first played by a group of adult beginners with no musical experience; they learned it in five rehearsals. Funk-influenced soca groove, with a nice samba coda. Comes with an optional variation part for doubles.

Rust on de Bass

$35

Easy / 6th Grade into middle school, good beginning material for any age

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

This is a 4-voice arrangement written for beginners. This was first played by a group of 5th and 6th graders, and a beginning middle school group learned it in five rehearsals. The workload (and time in the spotlight) is very evenly distributed in this three-section piece, which is played in a light, easy, relaxed soca groove.

Samba de Sando

$40

Easy-to-intermediate / 6th Grade into middle school, good for any age

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low E to high A)

Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

This is a 5-voice arrangement written for beginners to intermediate players. This was first played by a group of middle school kids with some previous musical experience (but no steel band expeirence), and they learned it in five rehearsals.  A pleasant samba in three textures that can be played at a wide range of tempos and still sound good.

 

Samba de Aço

$40

Intermediate / Middle school and up

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)

Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

Originally commissioned as the mass band piece for the 2017 Great Lakes Steelpan Festival, this energetic, compact piece makes a great concert opener.

Boccherini's "Minuet in E Major"

$45

Intermediate / Experienced middle school and up

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)

Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass

    Demo

Luigi Boccherini's "Minuet in E Major" from his string quartet in A Major. This version is actually in the key of G.  Excellent choice for a compact classical piece appropriate for advanced middle schoolers or high school level players. Four repeated sections in total, the longest only 16 measures, with a DC al Fine (as the original).

Acadia Sunset

$45

Intermediate / High school and up

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
6 Bass
Engine room (drum set,

triangle, and shaker)

    Demo

This mellow, jazzy, pretty tune was composed for the Colby College steel band during my artist's residency there in Spring of 2012. It is in the key of G (generally), and is based on three different Brazilian grooves. There is one full AABBC chorus of written out (or improvised) solo passages for individual players, so everyone (including bass) gets  their own  few seconds in the spotlight.

Pee Wee Goes to Kingston

$45

Intermediate / High school and up

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
6 Bass
Engine room (drum set plus

2 or 3 players)

    Demo

Like Acadia Sunset, this tune was also composed for the Colby College steel band. Somewhat similar to "Motor Scooter Monty" in style and energy, it was specifically written for ease and efficiency of learning, while maximizing the resulting musical fun. Based on three different Reggae styles (dance hall walk, one-drop, and ska), the energy varies from section to section. All parts are two pages or less. Written key signature of C (but tonally dwells in Dm and F).

Amazing Grace

$40

Intermediate / High school and up

 

Full score
Solo Tenor (lead)
Tenor section
Double seconds
Guitar/cello (optional)
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass (optional)
Piano (required)

    Demo

This soulful, choral-style arrangement centers around the tenor pan solo, piano accompaniment, and thinly arranged middle-voice pans as originally recorded on "Yahboy!" (the demo is an excerpt of the original recording, not of the full steelband arrangement). This versatile arrangement can be played as a duet with tenor pan and piano, or as originally recorded, or with full steelband. Especially well-suited for smaller groups. Needs a strong tenor pan soloist and pianist; all other parts are relatively easy. Multiple keys.

St. Benedict Breeze

$45

Intermediate + / High school, college

 

Full score
Tenor pans
Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

    Demo

This composition was written as a mass band commission. Fun and upbeat, with attention to the rhythmic vocabulary. Another good one for talented high schoolers or any college or adult group.
 

 

Simply Stated

$45

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low D)
Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set/engine room

    Demo

Originally recorded on the album "Breather," this jazzy partido alto/samba is a good tenor pan solo feature, including a "shout" chorus, and extra soling at the end of the tune. A good concert opener or closer, at the advanced high school/college level.

Pan in de Rain

$45

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college

 

Full score
Tenor pans
Double tenors
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
(Optional Tenor Bass)
6 Bass
Drum set

Compact,  stylistically intersting calypso/Soca tune, oriniganlly composed as a mass band commission. With harmonic complexity and authentic phrasing, it's about right for  experienced high schoolers, or college or adult groups.

It's Complicated

$45

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
Optional Tenor Bass part
6 Bass
Drum set and percussion

This piece debuted in July of 2014 at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, by the advanced band at that festiival. It was learned over the course of ten rehearsals, about 40 minutes per rehearsal. Done in a Latin, son montuno style, it makes a nice substantial centerpiece for a concert, without taking too much rehearsal time away from other pieces on the program.

Great Lakes Jump Up

$45

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
6 Bass
Drum set / Engine room

his piece was originally written as the mass band piece for the Great Lakes Steel Pan Festival in 2014. It is relatively easy to put together, consisting of three basic sections. With plenty of repeats and recycling of the material, you get a lot of mileage out of what the band learns.

Cha Cha Mi Mamá

$50

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (low C)
Double tenor
Double second
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Engine room
Chord changes for soloists

This arrangement is fairly easy for an exoerienced group to put together, and fun to play. A classic cha cha cha, it relies on featuring at least one improvising soloist in your group. An excellent tune for multiple improvisers to "trade eights" also. Key of F (more or less).

A Little Poem for You

$50

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (low C)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Engine room

A great option for breaking up a concert program with a more mellow calypso feel. This is a pretty tune in three sections, with an extended variation section based on the entire form.

Mom and Pop

$50

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Solo tenor pan
Tenor section
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar
Cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Vibraphone (opt., but nice)
Piano (opt., but nice)
Percussion
Drumset

Another good option for breaking up a concert program with something a little different. This is a smooth, light, airy piece that will appeal to the "smooth" jazzers in your audience. Calls for a tenor soloist (a written solo is provided as well as chord changes), and both double tenors and double seconds (or at least two sets of either) and both guitar and cello (or at least two sets of either). Includes piano and vibraphone parts, as on the original recording (the above demo is excerpted from the original). This is an especially nice arrangement for a smaller group. Key of E minor.

Motor Scooter Monty

$50

Advanced / High school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar
Cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Drumset

Your band will have a blast playing this energetic, danceable Ska piece. An artful repetition of patterns facilitates quick learning of the body of the piece, and an easy variation and textural change help keep the arrangement engaging. Fun, active bass lines and even melodic distribution throughout. Calls for both double tenors and double seconds (or at least two sets of either) and both guitar and cello (or at least two sets of either). Key of C minor (also Eb dorian and C mixolydian modes).

Pan on de Ground

$50

Advanced / Experienced high school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (lead)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Engine room

An upbeat, driving calypso tune, with a full chorus of flashy variation. Key of F.

Rich and Famous

$50

Advanced / High school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (lead)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Opt. electric bass
Engine room

This easy-going pop reggae tune is another great opportunity for varied programming. Fun, and with just enough challenge to keep experienced players on their toes.. Demo is from original recording (from the "My Two Cents" album). Keys of C and Ab. 

String Bikini

$50

Advanced / Very experienced high

school, college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (lead)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Drumset

Another great option to break up a concert program, this popular, lively jazzy bossa nova is flexible, including a cut of the most difficult (variation) section if needed.

It's Mine and You Can't Have It

$55

Advanced / College, professional

 

Full score
Tenor pans (low C#)
Double tenor
Double seconds
Triple guitars/cellos
Tenor bass (optional)
6 Bass
Engine room (drum set

plus 2 or 3 players)

This tune was composed for the album “CounterMelodies,” released in 2002. This arrangement is a very literal transcription of the original version of the tune, with the exception of the variation section, which takes the place of the improvised tenor pan solo in the original version.  This piece is a bit unusual in that the “head” of the tune is actually more complex than the variation section. A wonderful showcase for your extra-talented frontline players, and a strong, exciting finale to any program.

Click here for demo video

(performed by the Northern Illinois University steel band)

Chippin on de Drag

$55

Advanced / Very experienced high

school, college, adult

 

Full score
Solo tenor pan (opt.)
Tenor section
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Engine room

This is a very festive tune which makes a nice finale to a concert program. It is a very flexible arrangement and can employ either a talented tenor pan soloist (non-improvising or improvising), or the fully-written frontline variation chorus, or a combination of the two. The demos above are the versions without soloist (full section).

Minute Waltz, Part 1 & 2

$60

Advanced / Very experienced high

school, college, adult

 

Full score
Solo tenor pan (low C)
Tenor section
Double tenor
Double seconds
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Drumset/Engine room

This suite is a real crowd pleaser. Challenging, but a blast to play, so your players will be highly motivated. Requires a very strong C-tenor pan soloist. Part 1 is Chopin's original watlz, adapted for pan, with the soloist playing the melody and the ensemble covering the "oom pah pahs." There is a seque into part 2, which is the "bomb" (calypso) adaptation. Building steadily to the end, this suite can really show off what your band can do! Key of C. The original version of this tune can be heard on the albim "Yahboy!"

September Sun

$50

Advanced / Very experienced high

school, college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (lead)
Double tenor
Double second
Guitar/cello
Tenor bass (opt.)
Bass
Engine room

This mellow, yet challenging calypso tune uses rich, moving harmonies and surprising chordal twists to keep both listeners and players engaged. There are lots of melodic passages in the cello/guitar part, and each section has a chance to shine. With a lush, choral-style rubato intro, the arrangement serves to enhance your concert program with a variety of energy and complexity. The original version of this tune can be heard on the "CounterMelodies" album.

Available from Hillbridge Music:

My Two Cents

$50

Advanced / Experienced high

school, college, adult

 

Click HERE to go to this entry

in their catalogue.

(Purchase only available through Hillbriudge Music)

Hilbridge writes: "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."

STEELPAN SOLOS, DUETS, MIXED CHAMBER WORKS

These compositions are for steel pan outside the full steelband or steel orchestra context. Solos, duets, and mixed instrumentation pieces are included here.

 

Twenty Again

$30

Advanced / College, professional

 

Full score
Tenor (lead) pan (1 player)
Double seconds (1 player)
Piano
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel

Also from the album "Breather," this piece is written in 5/4 meter, and has a pretty, optimistic sound to it. Contrapuntal writing and a floating, breezy middle section keep this piece interesting all the way through. Roughly four minutes in length. A great program pairing with "Autumn Stroll."

Waltzin' With Christina

$25

Intermediate / High school,

college, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (low C)
Triple guitar or cello (low B)

This is a duet for tenor pan (low C) and triple cellos or guitars (low B required). There is a section for an improvised tenor pan solo, or a written-out suggested solo is provided. 

Partita No. 1

$20

Advanced / College, professional

 

For solo low C tenor pan

Winning solo piece of the 2018 Guyana Panorama comeptition.

Sonata #2

$20

Advanced / College, professional

 

For solo double seconds

(low F#)

Written for the 2019 Guyana Panorama solo competition, for solo double seconds.

Choro #1

$25

Advanced / College, professional

 

Score

Tenor pan 1

Tenor pan 2

Winning duet piece of the 2019 Guyana Panorama competition. Written for two tenor pans. 

Red Alert

$20

Advanced / College, professional

 

Double tenor solo

(can be adapted for

double seconds)

Winning solo piece for the 2019 Guyana Panorama Competition. Commissioned for double tenors, but could be adapted to double seconds.

Duet #1

$25

Advanced / College, adult

 

Full score
Double seconds (low F#)
Piano score (with double seconds cue part)

This is a duet for double seconds (low F#) and piano. It is a recital piece, and also seves as an exercise in diminished scale patterns on the double seconds (exploiting the layout of the seconds).

Autumn Stroll

$30

Advanced / College, adult

 

Full score
Tenor (lead) pan (1 player)
Double seconds (1 player)
Piano
Flute
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel

Originally recorded on the album "Breather," this is a short, pretty, flowing, semi-minimalist piece written around a piano ostinato. Key of Ab (Db Lydian), but also dwells in other chord centers.

Me Bop (Won't Stop)

$40

Very advanced / Exceptional college,

professional

 

Full score
Solo Tenor (lead)
Double seconds (single player)
Guitar/cello (single player)
Flute (optional)
Percussion

This is a very advanced, tour de force recital piece for three pan players, optional flute, and light percussion (shaker, triangle, splash cymbal). Based on a short, standard jazz chord progression, the piece reaches farther and farther "out" harmonically and melodically as it progresses, creating unique sonorities and chord voicings along the way, all the while keeping the listener's ear well grounded in the original structure. The package also contains combined double-seconds/cello part which could be used as one-player accompaniment (such as with a set of quads, or even on a keyboard instrument). Key of Gb.

 

VIBRAPHONE

These compositions are for solo vibraphone.

Jazz Suite for Solo Vibraphone

$25

Advanced / College, adult

 

Solo vibraphone, with music

notated in both basic and

specific notation for some movements.

The movements are:

Bebop

Waltz

Ragtime

Ballade

Blues

This five-movement recital piece celebrates the unique qualities of the vibraphone with plenty of dampening and pedaling challenges. With an average movement length of about two-and-a-half minutes, the entire suite is a substantive work. Economical and colorful voicings support the melodic content, which is reminiscent of the original styles, but with a contemporary twist. 

Three of the five movements are notated in two different versions to accommodate different levels of players. Each of these movements has a version with explicit dampening and pedaling instructions (for those less experienced with these techniques), and without. A detailed set of performer's notes is also provided.

See the composer perform the "Blues" movement HERE.
 

Also, available only from MostlyMarimba Productions:

Wallflower, Snowbird, Carillon

Advanced / College, adult

 

For solo vibraphone

Click HERE to go to this item in their catalogue.

These three pieces can be performed as a suite, or as standalone individual etudes. Written in 1983, they are now a part of the standard basic repertoire at several U.S.colleges and universities. With jazz influences (and a more classical approach on Carillon), the three pieces cover a lot of musical territory.
 

(Purchase only available through MostlyMarimba Productions)

Click here for demo video

(as performed by the composer)