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El Choclo

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Ángel G. Villoldo

Ángel G. Villoldo (arr. Robert Longfield)

General Info

Year: 1903 / 2006
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

You probably don't recognize the title, but you are almost certain to be familiar with the famous melodies of this stately Latin classic. Robert Longfield's skillful arrangement stays true to the original but adapts it into a wonderful piece for the modern concert band.

- Program Note by publisher

El Choclo is a popular tango by Ángel Villoldo , an Argentinian musician. Supposedly, the title derives from the nickname of a nightclub owner. The instrumental piece was released in Buenos Aires in 1903, and was premiered in the elegant El Americano restaurant on the 966 Cangallo Street by the Jose Luis Roncallo orchestra.

The tango was planned as a potboiler, but with its catchy melody and the performance at an exquisite location Villoldo promised a better existence and filled "pucheros" (pots) with enough corn.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 29 September 2018
  • Colonel Gray High School (Charlottetown, PEI) Grade 11-12 Concert Band (Rowan Fitzgerald, Conductor) - December 2017
  • Ye Olde Towne Band (Los Altos, Calif.) (John DeLoach, conductor) – 25 June 2017
  • Corte Madera (Calif.) Town Band (Dan Thomson, conductor) – 10 June 2017
  • BandTogether St. Louis – 19 March 2016

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