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Libertango (arr Murtha)

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Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Paul Murtha)

General Info

Year: 1974 / 2016
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Tango octet
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
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
Horn in F
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Conga
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Triangle (small)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of the classic tangos from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, Libertango has attained worldwide popularity and remains one of his most popular works. Arranged here in a sensuous Latin rock style, this version features the woodwinds on the main melodic lines, and also a brief solo for trumpet with nicely crafted background figures throughout.

- Program Note from publisher

The title is a portmanteau merging "Libertad" (Spanish for liberty) and "Tango", symbolizing Piazzolla's break from classical tango to Tango Nuevo.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

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