PANORAMA JUDGING POINT
Introduction: (8) The
ability of the arranger to compose an appropriate introduction for the
calypso chosen as the prepared piece.
- The count should be
clear, demanding attention and the right tempo
- execution flawless, good balance
- intonation perfect
Re-Harmonization: (12) The
ability of the arranger to re-harmonize the calypso chosen as the prepared
piece. After the calypso has been played in its original form (harmonically)
the re-harmonization could be limited to one specific section or could be
applied to the remainder of the arrangement.
Melodic Development: (8) The
ability of the arranger to embellish/solo on, and utilize rhythmic
variations of the melody in the arrangement.
Motivic Development: (8) The
ability of the arranger to take a melodic motif(s) of the calypso and
effectively utilize it (them) during the arrangement.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE (40)
a. Interpretation: (12)
Ability to creatively
execute arrangement and all nuances. Leads should be clear and
(10) The effective execution of
crescendos, contrasts, phrasing, and other musical expressions in the
i Colour (5) –
Instrumentation should be varied to achieve continued interest.
ii Texture (5) – Use of melodic/harmonic
strategies to complement
expressiveness and style.
(10) The artistry and
skill with which the arranger modifies the melody.
Distribution of parts
of arrangement to all sections of the orchestra.
All aspects of the arrangement must beaudible throughout the
TONE (10) Blending
of Pans: Blending is the overall tone/color of the pans, including the
consistency of tuning within the steelband.
a. Blending of Pans
b. Rich quality of
Application of Rhythm Section: The ability of the arranger to effectively
utilize the engine room – drum set, congas, iron-beaters, and applicable
percussion instruments – during the performance. Also, the ability of the
entire steelband to maintain a consistent rhythmic flow throughout the
(3) Ability to play together with
precision and balance.
application: (3) use of instruments
in rhythm section.