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Piece Title : PanSon
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Freshman / Sophomore
Composer / Arranger : Gerhart, Dave
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dave Gerhart holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, Ethnomusicology, and Music Industry & Technology. Dr. Gerhart received a M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. He has been featured on CDs with the Robin Cox Ensemble and most recently with Steven Hartke on Sonic Scenery for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. As a freelance musician, Dave has performed under Zubin Mehta, Mehli Mehta, and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Kamen, Yefim Bronfman, Ray Holman, and Robert Greenidge. His principle teachers include Dr. Michael Carney, Erik Forrester, Brad Dutz, and Raynor Carroll, principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dave is currently the director of the CSULB University Percussion Ensemble and the CSULB New Music Ensemble. He is also a member of the applied music faculty at CSULB. His compositions and arrangements for percussion ensemble and steel drum orchestra are published by Bachovich Music Publications. Dr. Gerhart is a member of the Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band and the IronWorks Percussion Duo.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Steel Band
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Drum Kit / Guiro / Steel Drum (Set of) / Timbales
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : N/A
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Dave Gerhart
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 /  2010
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

I wrote PanSon while attending the 2004 CSU Summer Arts Program in Fresno, CA. The title PanSon is derived from the name of the instrument (steel drums are commonly known as Pans) and the style in which the piece is written (a Cuban Son). Little did I know that PanSon also translated to “big bellied man” in Spanish. The piece is based on a 3-chord montuno. This montuno is the basis for the main melody of the piece. I have chosen not to include a tempo marking on the manuscript. I have found that with a larger group (15 and above) it is better to perform the piece around quarter note = 100. Feel free to experiment with the tempo but the piece must groove!

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Who Venue Date Time
BCCM Steel Drum Orchestra Daniel Recital Hall 2011-04-30 8:00
BCCM Steel Drum Orchestra Daniel Recital Hall 2011-04-30 04:00
BCCM Steel Drum Orchestra Daniel Recital Hall 2011-03-19 08:00
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