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Travelers, The

for steel band
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 9:45
Personnel: 8 players (min)
Pages: 20
Release Date: 9-21-2015
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPSB-05
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPSB-05

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Description

The Travelers is the title track of Michigan steel drum and and percussion composer Patrick Fitzgibbon’s debut solo album. Its extended form is meant to take listeners on a journey of contrasting rhythmic and harmonic ideas. 

Two melodic motifs “travel” their way through different sections of the piece. There is also an extended jam section that breaks away from these motifs and takes a more improvisational approach. The rhythms heard throughout borrow components from styles such as songo, bolero, and calypso, as well as some mixed-meter ideas. 

Packed with intricate harmonies, catchy rhythms, and recognizable themes, The Travelers will provide an engaging experience for listeners who appreciate all that the steel band art form can deliver!

This piece comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing printable individual parts and a live recording.

Instrumentation

The Travelers requires at least 8 players with the following instrumentation:

Tenor pan (lead), double tenors (or double seconds), double seconds, double guitars, triple guitars, bass bans, drumset, congas, claves, shekere (or cabasa, guiro, shaker, etc.), and cowbell.

Description

The Travelers is the title track of Michigan steel drum and and percussion composer Patrick Fitzgibbon’s debut solo album. Its extended form is meant to take listeners on a journey of contrasting rhythmic and harmonic ideas. 

Two melodic motifs “travel” their way through different sections of the piece. There is also an extended jam section that breaks away from these motifs and takes a more improvisational approach. The rhythms heard throughout borrow components from styles such as songo, bolero, and calypso, as well as some mixed-meter ideas. 

Packed with intricate harmonies, catchy rhythms, and recognizable themes, The Travelers will provide an engaging experience for listeners who appreciate all that the steel band art form can deliver!

This piece comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing printable individual parts and a live recording.

Instrumentation

The Travelers requires at least 8 players with the following instrumentation:

Tenor pan (lead), double tenors (or double seconds), double seconds, double guitars, triple guitars, bass bans, drumset, congas, claves, shekere (or cabasa, guiro, shaker, etc.), and cowbell.



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