Arrangements

Coyle Drums is very interested in publishing your music for Steel Pan, whether it’s solo literature or steel band charts. We also are interested in publishing your Percussion Ensemble pieces. Works using traditional percussion instruments, steel pans, or a combination…we’d love to give your music some exposure. Just give us a call for details

SOUND FILES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR MANY OF THE SONGS!!!

Rock Pop | Classical | Latin Jazz | Soca | Calypso | Solo | Percussion Ensemble

Rock/Pop Compositions

 

Ants Marching:
Finally, this popular song is arranged for Steel Band.
Composed by: David J. Matthews
Arranged by: Keith Patrick
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $37.00

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Before The Storm:
Easy, peppy rock with room for an electric guitar solo if desired.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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Car Wreck:
Slow funk tune with an optional electric bass part.
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB (or 6B)/Set
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 2.5/5
Price: $32.00

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Dain Brammage:
An awesome heavy groove with a big sound and a heavy metal flair. A great alternative to the laid back island sound.
Composed by: Tracy Thornton
Transcribed by: Kenyon Williams
Difficulty: 4.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Eat My Dust:
Using a blend of 20th century classical techniques, this difficult panorama sounds like no other.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/6B/Set/Perc
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $47.00

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Flea Market:
A relatively easy and up-tempo piece, its a blend of fusion, rock and disco, with a solo section in the middle.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set
Difficulty: 2.5/5
Price: $32.00

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Follow Your Hearts:
Opening as a flowing ballad, it has a funky syncopated bridge before returning to the gentle theme.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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In the Groove of Things:
A progressive, upbeat and flashy groove that takes steel pan into uncharted territory! It features every section of the steelband. Your kids will love this chart.
Composed by: Tracy Thornton
Transcribed by: Kenyon Williams
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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It’s a Brand New Day:
This piece utilizes a technique found in the work of composers such as Boulez and Verese, which is transforming a melody through another melody. I used a simple minor melody and transformed it through a secondary catchy melody.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DS/GC/EB/Set
Difficulty: 1.5/5
Price: $22.00

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Lost:
Lost is a song that relies on its stark differences in dynamics to be a powerful and effective piece. No part of the song should sound forced. The opening quarter note pattern in the Bass part can be envisioned as foot steps in a barren place with no one around. The remainder of the song builds upon the desperation of being lost in an undesirable place.
Composed by: Chris Worden
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $37.00

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Mood Swings:
This laid-back inspired composition will have your audience grooving in their seats! A slow, building arc of relaxed funk, as performed and recorded by Tracy Thornton and Sons of Steel..
Composed by: Tracy Thornton
Transcribed by: Kenyon Williams
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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Movin’ On:
An easy funk piece that cooks from the very first note of the bass. Add a soloist of your choice over the bridge!
Composed by:Bruce Weil
Arranged by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 1.5/5
Price: $27.00

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Rock/Hard Place:
This is an easy rock tune that gives the drummer an opportunity to play out. There is a primary-chord solo section in the middle.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/6B/Set
Difficulty: 1/5
Price: $22.00

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Classical Compositions

 

Alla Hornpipe :
Alla Hornpipe is an arrangement of Handel's notable work. Arranged for steel pans, this recognizable piece is perfect as a classical number at a concert or as part of a wedding set for gigging bands.
Composed by: Handel
Arranged by: Mike Catania
Difficulty:3/5
Price: $37.00

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Concerto for Tenor (C) Pan and Orchestra in Three Movements:
Three movements showcase not only the lead soloist but the orchestra as well. The open-ended cadenza section leaves room for an improvised solo. It will certainly impress both a traditional Western audience as well as hard-core pannists. Arranged for Solo Tenor and full orchestra.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $67.00

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Czardas:
Czardas is originally a gypsy violin solo and this arrangement for pan is equally exotic.  Scored for solo violin with accompanying ensemble this piece will showcase the virtuoso in your group.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $37.00

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Flight of the Bumblebee:
The key to the success of this piece lies in two areas: The physical dexterity of the soloist and the ability of the band to balance. This is a direct transcription, with a few minor adjustments made to suit the range of the pan. In other transcriptions and recordings, the lead drops out some of the notes in the beginning passages, ruining the continuity of the lines. In this transcription, the notes have been adjusted to keep the soloist playing throughout the piece.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: Solo L- L-DT-DS-G
Difficulty: 1 Solo 3
Price: $27.00

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Fugue for Four Leads:
It is a strict fugue in the beginning and end with a very free, almost rhapsodic episode in the middle.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/L/L/L
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $27.00

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Jesus Accepete La Soufrance:
This is an extremely difficult arrangement of an organ piece. Written in the 20th century, it is atonal and in the original score there is no meter, as every bar is different.
Composed by: Messian
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/G/C/6B
Arranged by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 5+/5
Price: $12.00

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Pavanne:
This is an easy arrangement of one of the most beautiful melodies ever composed. This one is great as a change of pace in the middle of a program.
Composed by: Faure
Arranged by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $22.00

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Prelude in E minor :
Chopin's Prelude in E Minor's delicate arrangement shows the darker, softer side of steel pan music and is appropriate for groups of all skill levels. Perfect for gentler moments at professional gigs.
Composed by: Coppin
Arranged by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 3
Price: $27.00

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Trepak:
This work from The Nutcracker is sure to be a favorite.
Composed by: Peter Illyitch Tschaikowsky
Arranged by: Wally Parks
Difficulty: 2.5/5
Price: $22.00

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Latin Jazz Compositions

 

Birds:
This tune is dedicated to the preservation of the Blue and Gold Macaws on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Play this samba style piece as is or create a form that includes solo sectioning.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2
Price: $27.00

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Brand New Faces:
This powerful, upbeat Latin groove requires a good drummer! The breaks are for timbale or other soloists. A great concert closer.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $32.00

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Brazil:
Fantastic arrangement of the jass standard. Brazil is arranged for steel band & horns. This recognizable Latin standard is the perfect way to include a brass section with your steel band.
Composed by: S.K. Russell and Ary Barroso
Arranged by: Mike Catania
Arranged For: L-DT-DS-G-C-6B
Difficulty: 3
Price: $37.00

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I'll See You Again
: This soulful piece mixes a joyful melody with a latin groove. It is dedicated to those who have moved on from our daily lives, but who we are happily confident will never lose touch completely. Though not needed, adding a lead pan, flute or sax solo can highlight the bittersweet sentiment of departure that runs throughout this piece.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Arranged For: L-DT-DS-G-C-6B-Set
Difficulty: 3
Price: $37.00

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La Gresca:
A short and hot salsa composition that begins as a spicy mambo and then modulates into a 6/8 Cuban guiro groove with lots of room for percussion solos and jams!
Composed by: Kenyon Williams
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $32.00

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Jamie’s Montuno:
An interesting piece in the authentic “Salsa” style.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DS/GC/EB/Set/Perc
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $27.00

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Petting Zoo:
This must be played with Electric Bass. The parts are challenging. It was inspired by Art Blakey’s version of Caravan and has a straight-up jazz solo section sandwiched between two very Latin sections.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set/Perc.
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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Rollin:
With a walking Bass line, this one is a surprising departure from the usual steel drum repertoire. Some fast, fun triplet runs in the tenor pan lead to a measure of total silence followed by a simple call and response jam. This tune stands alone well, but there is room for a solo.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set/
Difficulty: 2.5
Price: $32.00

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Summertime Mambo :
This medley of tunes from george Gershwins "Porgy and Bess" combines musical statements from the Overture, Summertime, and It ain't Necessarily So. The tune is primarily a Mambo but also features a short section of Calypso. A great lead solo over a 'B' Minor Montuno vamp will give your lead players a workout.
Composed by: Gershwin
Arranged by: Jason Koontz
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set/Conga/Perc.
Difficulty: 1
Price: $37.00

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Tangled:
Very easy, funky Calypso/Tango for the beginning steel band. The bridge builds section by section back to the theme and highlights the different pans.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 1/5
Price: $22.00

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Soca Compositions

 

Cainotophobia:
Although this is not a panorama its unique style (Socaesgue) incorporates a couple of generic pan licks every now and then… strictly in a sardonic way.
Arranged for: L/DS/GC/EB/Set
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $47.00

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Slot Machine:
Along the lines of a soca but with a little more flair. Solo section in the middle.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $37.00

 

Play One:
Written for the Solo Harmonities in 1979 and transcribed here for the first, it features a unique coda that gives each section a chance to be featured. It offers optional cuts to reduce length and difficulty.
** The computer generated sounds for this chart make the rolls sound a little odd. Bear with us until we get a live recording.
Composed by: Black Stalin
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/G/C/6B
Arranged by: Earl Rodney
Transcribed by: Kenyon Williams
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $47.00

 

Split Personalities:
Composed By: Greg Gumina
Arranged For:
Difficulty:
Price: 37.00

Soca Chompy:
A panorama inspired by Bach that is extremely syncopated and will leave the audience stunned (in a good way).
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/G/C/TB/EB/Set/Perc.
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $47.00

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Calypso Compositions

 

Aliens:
This work is an up tempo soca for steel band with optional horns. The piece features some very catchy "tutti" figures and also a great lead pan solo over the form of the tune. Lots of added percussion makes this Trini favorite really cook.
Composed by: Allan "Blackstone" Thomas
Arranged by: Jason Koontz
Arranged for: Alto Sax/TenorSax/Trombone/Trumpet/ /DS/L/DS/G/C/B
Difficulty: 3
Price: $37.00

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Bouncing:
Easy calypso, perfect for the beginning steel band.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $22.00

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Cal Ipso Facto:
An original medium tempo calypso that challenges each voice.
Composed by: Cal Stewart
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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In The Panyard:
This is a very cool calypso that is convertible to fit your orchestration requirements. Solo steel drum with percussion ensemble to full steel drum ensemble. Either way, this is a fun piece to play. (7 or more players).
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $37.00

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LaSalle Bank:
A traditional calypso piece. I wrote this as my way of getting back in touch with the way things used to be. Very fun to play.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Arranged for: L/DT/DS/GC/EB/Set
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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Mary Ann:
An excellent arrangement of 1940’s Trinidadian composer King Radio, this is a must play version for any pan group. It uses an interesting minor section employing three against four rhythms.
Composed by: King Radio
Arranged by: Cal Stewart
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $27.00

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Pensacola Pan, Man:
A lively calypso crafted in the panorama style, this piece will surely be a favorite of your students and their audiences. Can be played in various orchestrations from all keyboard percussion to full steel drum orchestra.
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Arranged for: (5 or more players)
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $42.00

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President’s Pan:
Written for solo steel drum and percussion ensemble or full steel drum ensemble. A great way to introduce the steel drum and calypso style.
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Arranged for: (8 or more players)
Difficulty: 3/5
Price: $37.00

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Stopping On One:
Easy, energetic calypso with Doubles highlighted in the bridge.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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Trinidad Time:
This celebration of soca has some tricky double stops in the Cellos and Seconds.
Composed by: Bruce Weil
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $32.00

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Workout:
Written for the Solo Harmonities in 1979 and transcribed here for the first time, it features a unique coda that gives each section a chance to be featured. It offers optional cuts to reduce length and difficulty.
Composed by: Andy Narell
Arranged by: Tony McCutchen
Difficulty: 4/5
Price: $32.00

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Yankees Gone:
This five movement work is really 5 tunes in 1. It offers a unique educational format that explores the arranging styles of the premiere Trinidadian composers. Each short movement varies in difficulty and style allowing the director to choose them as needs dictate.
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 1.5-5
Price: $67.00

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Yankees Gone: Professor
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 4
Price: $27.00

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Yankees Gone: Jit
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 3
Price: $27.00

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Yankees Gone: Boogsie
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 3
Price: $27.00

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Yankees Gone: Ray
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 3
Price: $27.00

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Yankees Gone: 1956
Composed by: Slinger / Francisco
Arranged by: Kenyon Williams
Arranged for: T-DT-DS-G-C-6B-SET-ENG.RM
Difficulty: 1.5
Price: $27.00

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Solo Compositions

 

Fort San Marcos:
Solo for Double Seconds: Just as the Fort San Marcos has withstood centuries of development, this theme-and-variation piece takes a melody and develops along the lines of the evolvement of Western music.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $14.00

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Speedy:
Solo For C Tenor Pan: Challenging yet very idiomatic solo for ‘C’ Pan. Impressive with a 20th century style and will surely spice up any concert or recital.
Composed by: Mike Catania
Difficulty: 5/5
Price: $12.00

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Percussion Ensemble Compositions

Bella Cane Overture:
This overture is composed in a fast-slow-fast format and provides the percussionists an opportunity to play in this classic operatic form. (9 or more players)
Arranged for:B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by:Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty:3.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Cahaba Spirit Overture:
Fast, slow, fast overture. Perfect for the middle school band.
Arranged for: B,X,C,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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Cossack Celebration:
Written in the form of a Slavonic dance, this original piece shifts back and forth between a heavy 4/4 meter and a lighter fast ¾.
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Dreamscape:
An adventurous composition which will help develop musical skills in your percussion players. (10 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $47.00

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Live out Loud:
This is a “Stomp” style percussion breakdown written for garbage cans and broom handles. (4 or more players)
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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March for Percussion:
This is what happens when a drummer composes an original American March. Replace all the wind parts with pitched percussion and “beef up” the unpitched a little. A great way to teach the style to your percussionists.
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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March to the Mountain:
This dramatic andante in c minor provides a great opportunity to teach the percussionists to play longer phrases. (7 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $27.00

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Out from the Ashes:
A lively composition written in 5/4 for the high school ensemble. You, your percussionists, and the audience are sure to enjoy this one. (9 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Petite Symphony for Percussion:
Composed in the classical symphonic forms, this is perfect for a middle school group or college percussion methods class. (7 players)
Arranged for: B,X,C,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 2/5
Price: $37.00
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Plains of Mozambique:
This composition features a lush flowing melody, contrasted with an active compound meter developed sections. An exciting piece that is very playable by the high school ensemble. (10 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Scenes from Feste Romane:
Let the percussionists play “real music” with this setting of Ottorino Respeghi’s tone poem. (12 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Ottorino Respeghi
Arranged by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $47.00

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The Bells:
A great techno beat by Venus Hum with a flowing melody and wonderful impact moments. (8 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Venus Hum
Arranged by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $37.00

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Wood, Water, Metal: An Industrial Suite for Percussion:
This three movement composition explores the expressive qualities of the modern percussion ensemble. Each of the movements captures the essential qualities of wood, water, and metal. (8 or more players)
Arranged for: B,V,C,X,M,T,P
Composed by: Gregory L. Gumina
Difficulty: 3.5/5
Price: $47.00

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