Tango (orchestra version)

Price: 
$128.00

Tango (orchestra version)

Arranger/Composer: 

Paulson, John

Item Code:
21110
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Why this fascination with the tango? Perhaps it is because the tango, more than any other popular dance, often tells a story. The resulting drama and ballet-like verve captivate dancers, musicians and audiences alike. John Paulson captures the essence of this popular dance in his original work for full orchestra simply titled "Tango."

Program Notes

While it is difficult to find its origin, tango dance music probably began in the working class districts of Buenos Aires in the late 19th Century. The popularity of the tango quickly spread across countries and continents. Today it is enjoyed worldwide as witnessed by numerous tango dance competitions. Finland, for example, holds a five day celebration each year that attracts over 100,000 dancers. A Google search for tango produces millions of hits including many YouTube videos. Hollywood movies often turn to the tango at special moments, e.g. Scent of a Woman, True Lies, and Frida.

Why this fascination with the tango? Perhaps it is because the tango, more than any other popular dance, often tells a story. The resulting drama and ballet-like verve captivate dancers, musicians and audiences alike. There is nothing like a tango.

About Latin American Music for Symphonic Band
This pioneering series from C. Alan Publications introduces symphonic bands and orchestras to original works based upon authentic Latin American music. The styles, rhythms, harmonies and melodies reflect the wonderful, irresistible musical traditions of Latin America.

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 2014
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 5:25

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Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flute 1 & 2
Oboe 1 & 2
Bassoon 1 & 2
B-flat Clarinet 1 & 2
Bass Clarinet

B-flat Trumpet 1 & 2
B-flat Trumpet 3 & 4
Horn in F 1-4
Trombone 1 & 2
Bass Trombone
Tuba

Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

Percussion 1 (xylophone, crash cymbals)
Percussion 2 & 3 (tambourine, timbales)
Percussion 4 & 5 (snare drum, celesta)
Percussion 6 (bass drum)