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Dr. Alexandros Fragiskatos has been playing steel pan for over a decade. As a member of the Grammy-nominated steel band at the University of Akron, he developed a deep appreciation for the instrument and its cultural importance within its birthplace, Trinidad and Tobago. Alex has studied, collaborated, and performed with virtuosos in the field like Cliff Alexis, Ray Holman, Liam Teague, Tom Miller, and Victor Provost. Many of Alex’s steel band arrangements are published and have been performed across the U.S. and internationally. He is regularly booked for public and private performances on steel pan and directed the Pan Devils Steel Band at Arizona State University from 2014-2017. Recently in May 2018, he gave a steel pan masterclass and.....(click details for full Bio)

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"Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This is the opening to the monumental tone poem composed in 1896. The work is inspired by the philosophical treatise of the same name by Friedrich Nietzsche. Made famous in Stanley Kubrick's....

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"Caribbean Party" by David Rudder

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Difficulty: Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This one of David Rudder's classic socas. Lots of rhythmic variety, harmonies, unison hits, etc. make this an exciting selection for an experienced band. The drumset player can really let loose, especially towards the end, as long....

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"Fantastic Friday" by "Super Blue" Austin Lyons

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Difficulty: Medium/Hard (great for high school and college steel bands)

Super Blue's "Fantastic Friday" has become one of the most popular new socas in Trinidad since its debut in 2013. This lively and energetic song adapts well for steelband and will keep the audience engaged through its speed and....

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"Mille Regretz" by Josquin des Prez

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This is an arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful chanson most often credited to Josquin des Prez, a French composer who flourished during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Many of his contemporaries....

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"Soca Pathetique" by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Difficulty: Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This composition turns the popular and gorgeous second movement of Beethoven's "Sonata Pathetique" into an energetic soca. Pair this (possibly as an encore "bomb" tune) with my arrangement of the actual sonata or perform it on its own. Either way, the beautiful....

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"Soca Swan" By Alex Fragiskatos

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Difficulty: Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

Based on Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Act II, No. 10 Scene: Moderato, this composition turns the popular melody from Swan Lake into an energetic soca. Pair this (possibly as an encore "bomb" tune) with my arrangement....

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"Sonata Pathetique II. Adagio Cantabile" by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This popular and iconic adagio from Beethoven's early period works beautifully on pan. Kept in its original key, the nature of the piece distributes activity amongst all voices in the steel band, making....

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"Summertime" by George Gershwin

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This is an arrangement of the famous aria from George Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Often played in jazz settings, this arrangement takes on the style of a bossa nova. The challenge lies more in style....

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"Swan Lake, Act II" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This popular melody from Tchaikovsky's ballet works beautifully on pan. Kept in its original key, the nature of the piece distributes activity amongst all voices in the steel band, making it exciting for....

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"Symphony in "G" by Lord Kitchener

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Difficulty: Medium/Hard (great for high school and college steel bands)

This arrangement of Lord Kitchener's lively and memorable calypso has something for all sections of the band. The beginning is panorama-like as it is an extension of the song's original introduction. The low pan soli offers a chance for the cello and bass players to show off their....

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"Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 II. Adagio non troppo" by Johannes Brahms

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Difficulty: Medium/Hard (great for high school and college steel bands)

This arrangement of Brahms's gorgeous adagio demonstrates pan's versatility and sonorous quality. Pan's unique timbre is suited perfectly for Brahms's lush themes and harmonies.  When dynamic detail and sensitive musical phrasings....

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"Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 II. Largo" (excerpt) by Antonin Dvorak

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Difficulty: Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This excerpt of Dvorák's iconic Largo allows pan to showcase its ability to play one of the most beautiful moments in Western classical music. Pan's unique timbre is suited perfectly for Dvorák's gorgeous themes and harmonies. While not technically demanding, musically, this arrangement will provide a rewarding challenge, as when dynamic detail and....

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"Tequila" by Danny Flores

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Difficulty: Easy/Medium (great for high school and college steel bands)

This is an arrangement of the famous 1958 instrumental recorded by The Champs. It is transformed into a calypso while keeping the integrity of the well-known opening guitar....

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"The Planets Op. 32 IV. Jupiter" (excerpt) by Gustav Holst

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Difficulty: Medium/Hard (great for high school and college steel bands)

This excerpt of Holst’s Jupiter allows for some flexibility. Included, is the Allegro Giocoso that precedes the famous theme at the Andante Maestoso. Playing this provides excitement and tension which builds to the main theme. However, it also may be omitted simply by starting at....

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