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Let the Air In

for steel band
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:15
Personnel: 6+ players
Pages: 8
Release Date: 11-4-2013
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPSB-03
Price: $35.00
Item #: TSPSB-03

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Description

Let the Air In captures what it is like to be in love for the first time, when your love interest can “let the air in” for you. Composed for a standard steel drum orchestra of tenor pan, double tenors, double seconds, triple cellos (or guitars), bass pans, and drumset, the parts may be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled depending on the size of your ensemble. Unlike the more active repertoire that is typically written for steel band, Let the Air In features a gentle, laid-back funk groove—not slow, but not lively either; more the calm of contented happiness that washes over you when you Let the Air In.

Let the Air In comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

"Let the Air In" is composed for a standard steel drum orchestra comprised of the following instruments. Pan parts may be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled depending on the size of your ensemble.

Tenor pan (lead), double tenors, double seconds, triple cello/guitars, bass pans, and drumset

Reviews

This is another fine addition to the steel drum repertoire by Joshua Garrett. As he describes in the notes, this piece is difficult to categorize as a soca or calypso. It is a song about love written in the style of a “rock ballad” (for lack of a better term). It is a short tune, around four minutes, with a catchy melody and long solo section in the middle. If you are looking for a new piece that is different from the standard repertoire, you should definitely check this out. Make sure you have a strong soloist who can carry the middle section of the tune.

The piece begins with a simple presentation of the melody with the mid-range pans playing rolls. The theme is picked up by the high pans, and the entire ensemble joins in. You’ll need a good guitar/cello pan section because most of the strumming is identical to the double seconds. After the solo section, the tune returns before the ending. The score and parts are clear, and I appreciate the notated drumset part.

This arrangement is graded medium by the publisher. In steel drum band programs in the United States, it is very difficult to grade a piece because of the disparate levels of bands. Because of the cello part and solo section, I would say this piece is medium advanced. Overall, it is a good piece, and I know I will program it with my ensemble.

—Dave Gerhart
Percussive Notes Vol. 52, No. 3 - May 2014

Description

Let the Air In captures what it is like to be in love for the first time, when your love interest can “let the air in” for you. Composed for a standard steel drum orchestra of tenor pan, double tenors, double seconds, triple cellos (or guitars), bass pans, and drumset, the parts may be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled depending on the size of your ensemble. Unlike the more active repertoire that is typically written for steel band, Let the Air In features a gentle, laid-back funk groove—not slow, but not lively either; more the calm of contented happiness that washes over you when you Let the Air In.

Let the Air In comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.

Instrumentation

"Let the Air In" is composed for a standard steel drum orchestra comprised of the following instruments. Pan parts may be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled depending on the size of your ensemble.

Tenor pan (lead), double tenors, double seconds, triple cello/guitars, bass pans, and drumset

Reviews

This is another fine addition to the steel drum repertoire by Joshua Garrett. As he describes in the notes, this piece is difficult to categorize as a soca or calypso. It is a song about love written in the style of a “rock ballad” (for lack of a better term). It is a short tune, around four minutes, with a catchy melody and long solo section in the middle. If you are looking for a new piece that is different from the standard repertoire, you should definitely check this out. Make sure you have a strong soloist who can carry the middle section of the tune.

The piece begins with a simple presentation of the melody with the mid-range pans playing rolls. The theme is picked up by the high pans, and the entire ensemble joins in. You’ll need a good guitar/cello pan section because most of the strumming is identical to the double seconds. After the solo section, the tune returns before the ending. The score and parts are clear, and I appreciate the notated drumset part.

This arrangement is graded medium by the publisher. In steel drum band programs in the United States, it is very difficult to grade a piece because of the disparate levels of bands. Because of the cello part and solo section, I would say this piece is medium advanced. Overall, it is a good piece, and I know I will program it with my ensemble.

—Dave Gerhart
Percussive Notes Vol. 52, No. 3 - May 2014



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