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Trinidad Tidings (steel band version)

a holiday celebration for steel band
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:10
Personnel: 6+
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPSB-06
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPSB-06

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Description

In this steel band version of Trinidad Tidings, John Willmarth has put together a number of the most famous holiday melodies and arranged them in a soca style. Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Ode to Joy, and The Hallelujah Chorus, are all brilliantly mashed-up to form one cohesive and groovy piece. Included in this arrangement are drumset and auxiliary percussion parts. These help form the ‘’engine room,’’ which is an essential part of any steel band ensemble, where all of the un-pitched instruments help impart an authentic calypso feel!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

The percussion ensemble version of Trinidad Tidings is a perfect add on to this steel band version for a fuller, more joyful holiday experience!

Instrumentation

  • Lead pan
  • Double seconds
  • Guitars/cello
  • Bass
  • Drumset
  • Percussion (brake drum, congas)

Reviews

In this steel band version of “Trinidad Tidings,” John Willmarth has put together a number of the most famous holiday melodies and arranged them in a soca style. “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “Ode to Joy,” and “The Hallelujah Chorus,” are all brilliantly mashed-up to form one cohesive and groovy piece. Included in this arrangement are drum set and auxiliary percussion parts. 

Willmarth has done a particularly excellent job of fitting these songs to the soca style. Rather than simply orchestrating the parts for steel band, Willmarth has written them as if these songs were originally meant for this instrumentation. The transitions are seamless, and the vertical orchestration allows for doubling any of the parts. 

If you are playing a holiday concert with your steel band, this set of medium-easy songs is not to be missed. It is sure to be a hit at any holiday concert.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2020

Description

In this steel band version of Trinidad Tidings, John Willmarth has put together a number of the most famous holiday melodies and arranged them in a soca style. Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Ode to Joy, and The Hallelujah Chorus, are all brilliantly mashed-up to form one cohesive and groovy piece. Included in this arrangement are drumset and auxiliary percussion parts. These help form the ‘’engine room,’’ which is an essential part of any steel band ensemble, where all of the un-pitched instruments help impart an authentic calypso feel!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

The percussion ensemble version of Trinidad Tidings is a perfect add on to this steel band version for a fuller, more joyful holiday experience!

Instrumentation

  • Lead pan
  • Double seconds
  • Guitars/cello
  • Bass
  • Drumset
  • Percussion (brake drum, congas)

Reviews

In this steel band version of “Trinidad Tidings,” John Willmarth has put together a number of the most famous holiday melodies and arranged them in a soca style. “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “Ode to Joy,” and “The Hallelujah Chorus,” are all brilliantly mashed-up to form one cohesive and groovy piece. Included in this arrangement are drum set and auxiliary percussion parts. 

Willmarth has done a particularly excellent job of fitting these songs to the soca style. Rather than simply orchestrating the parts for steel band, Willmarth has written them as if these songs were originally meant for this instrumentation. The transitions are seamless, and the vertical orchestration allows for doubling any of the parts. 

If you are playing a holiday concert with your steel band, this set of medium-easy songs is not to be missed. It is sure to be a hit at any holiday concert.

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2020



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