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Steel Band Classics All rights to the contents of this site are retained  2004-2014 by Download2MP3 under UK law

 Steel Band Classical MP3 Recordings

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Musical Pans make Steel Band Classics

On this site we have used synthesised Carribean Pans to take the traditional steel band to European Classical music sources and come away with a new selection of steel band classics. Focusing on rhythmic, often keyboard pieces we have built arrangements around steel drums - mixing in other instruments to provide contrast, strengthen them in the higher ranges and augment them on sustained notes. There is a wide range of emulated instruments to choose from and we have used marimba, a classic mega Moog, Hammond organ, harp, vibraphone and flying sine to provide contrasting, complementing and or bass parts in different combinations to augment the contribution of the steel band. Download our musical steel drum tracks and hear those sunny Caribbean tones in tunes that will make you smile when they are presented in this way.
The advantages of the steel drums include their crisp, prompt rise time at the start of the note, the absence of some of the overtones of the piano or harpsichord, their distinctive response to the repeated drumming sounds and arpeggio sections found in some pieces and the relaxed, sunshine associations with the Caribbean. The tuneful response of synthesized metal (steel) drums bring drama and a fresh new world atmosphere to the old world music we have selected. You can read about the history of the musical steel drums here.
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Copyright

We retain the copyright for any public performance or commercial use of our recordings and the details are spelt out in our Commercial Page. But you can download them free of charge for your unrestricted personal use.

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If you like the recordings  please make a donation to Rotary International's End Polio Now Fund.

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