Amazing Grace Difficulty 3/5 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).
Batty Mamselle Difficulty 3/5 This arrangement of Lord Kitchener's tune from the late 1960's is one of the easier arrangements offered by Gary Gibson. It maximizes the effort-to-reward ratio by including a minimally-altered variation chorus. A good program closer for lower-to--intermediate level groups.
"Caprice" (for steel pan ensemble and orchestra) Difficulty 5/5 Click here for a demo. First Prize winner in the 2008 "Symphony and Steel" competition (overture category), this six-and-a-half minute tonal contemporary work imbeds the steel pan ensemble into the orchestra resulting in fresh new orchestral colors.
Cha Cha Mi Mamá Difficulty 4/5 This arrangement is fairly easy and fun to play; it relies on featuring at least one improvising soloist in your group. An excellent tune for multiple improvisers to "trade eights" also.
Chippin' on de Drag Difficulty 5/5 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 full written frontline variation chorus, or a combination of the two.
Mom and Pop Difficulty 4/5 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.
Motor Scooter Monty Difficulty 3/5 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.
Pan on de Ground Difficulty 4/5 An upbeat, driving calypso tune, with a full chorus of flashy variation. Key of F. Full score Tenor (lead) Double tenor Double seconds Guitar/cello Tenor bass (opt.) Bass Engine room
"Rainorama" (for steel pan ensemble and orchestra) Difficulty 5/5 First Prize winner in the 2008 "Symphony and Steel" competition (calypso category). Lord Kitchener's classic "Rainorama," scored for full orchestra and steelpan ensemble (8 - 10 players).