Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : An Awkward Moment
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Hawkins, Phil (1968-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Phil Hawkins obtained his formal education from Wichita State University under Dr. J.C. Combs. There he received a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. In addition he studied privately with Matt Wilson, Ed Soph, Alex Acuna, Jeff Hamilton, Steve Houghton and Mike Spiro.

He is also a nationally renowned author. His first book, World Rhythms for Kids: Caribbean Carnival, is a world music curriculum for teachers that includes a play-along CD and sheet music for beginning steelband. His second book, Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, features twenty of his original compositions arranged for jazz combo. Hawkins` newest book, Pan Rhythm, is receiving tremendous reviews from the pan community as a method book for beginning pan students.

Phil Hawkins has performed internationally at numerous festivals and clubs. He can be seen with his band, Caribbean Jazz Ensemble as well. Members include Matt Clark on piano, Paul Van Wageningen on the drums and Stan Ginn doing percussion.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :7 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Steel Pan Ensemble
Instrumentation : Bass Pans / Cello Pans / Double Seconds Steel Pan / Double Tenor Steel Pan / Drum Kit / Guitar Pans / Lead Steel Pan
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Pandora`s Box
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1992 /  1993
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :The piece can be performed as a keyboard ensemble if pans are not available.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Caribbean-flavor piece. Works great as a novelty closer on a percussion ensemble concert or on a full-blown steel drum band concert.

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