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2/2 Tango

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James Stephenson

James Stephenson


General Info

Year: 2010 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00


Instrumentation (Adaptable Band)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • F Horn

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III (optional)

  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

“It takes two to tango.” We’ve all heard that phrase. That is because the tango is a partner dance, originating in the late 19th century along the border of Uruguay and Argentina. The melody for this original tango was created on Feb. 2, (2010) as part of a book of trumpet etudes. Hence the "2/2" part of the title, which worked nicely with that popular “two to tango” phrase. The problem: an etude book is generally created for one person, alone. Tough to tango alone. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to create a new version of that melody involving more than just one player.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

The piece can be played by a minimum of five players, up to as many as desired. Percussion can be optional, but is certainly preferred. For balance issues, and in the effort to enhance the color, many parts are marked tacet in certain spots, to be adhered to if the other instruments in their “part” are present. They are subsequently marked “PLAY”, to indicate when the tacet should stop. Optional percussion used: Wood Block, Splash Cymbal, Snare Drum, Marimba, Glockenspiel


Commercial Discography

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