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Little Tango Music, A

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum (with pedal)
  • Castanets
  • Cymbals (ride and suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A Little Tango Music (2007) is a short sequence of melodies inspired by the curvaceous, melancholic and dangerous dance from Argentina that is the tango. I have always been greatly inspired by the tango in all its guises, ranging from the Habanera in Bizet’s Carmen, through its more mysterious deployment in the music of Debussy and Ravel, and a more satirical approach adopted by Stravinsky and Kurt Weill, and perhaps most vividly conveyed in the seductively violent music of Astor Piazzolla. This miniature suite of three movements attempts to show in a trio of snapshots the varied moods and colors of the tango.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Symphonic Band (Karlee Pinney, conductor) - 17 November 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band I (Amy M. Knopps, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 15 September 2019
  • Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Garson Olivieri, conductor) – 11 May 2019
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Kyle Rieger, conductor) – 5 December 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Benjamin Alaniz, conductor) – 4 December 2018
  • W.D. Packard (Warren, Ohio) Concert Band (Jesse Leyva, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • Miamisburg (Ohio) High School Symphonic Band (Steve Aylward, conductor) - 15 May 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Raider Band (Zebulon M. Bellon, conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Aaron Burgess, conductor) – 2 May 2018
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphony Band (Steven M. Knight, conductor) – 2 May 2018
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 19 February 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) University Band (Kelly Desjardins, conductor) – 8 November 2017
  • MetWinds (Lexington, Mass.) (Lewis J. Buckley, conductor) - 30 April 2017
  • Walnut Creek (Calif.) Concert Band (Harvey Benstein, conductor) – 7 March 2017
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 17 October 2016
  • Houston (Tex.) Pride Band (Jason Stephens and Deborah Hirsch, conductors) – 15 October 2016


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