Nuevos Vientos y Tangos

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Michael Gandolfi

Michael Gandolfi

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General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c.10:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Vientos y Tangos (Winds and Tangos) was commissioned The Frank L. Battisti 70th Birthday Commission Project and is dedicated to Frank Battisti in recognition of his immense contributions to the advancement of concert wind literature. It was Mr. Battisti’s specific request that I write a tango for wind ensemble. In preparation for this piece, I devoted several months to the study and transcription of tangos from the early style of Juan D’arienzo and the “Tango Nievo” style of Astor Piazzolla to the current trend of “Disco/Techno Tango,” among others. After immersing myself in this listening experience, I simply allowed the most salient features of these various tango to inform the direction of my work. The dynamic contour and the various instrumental combinations that I employ in the piece are all inspired by the traditional sounds of the bandoneon, violin, piano, and contrabass.

- Program Note by composer

Michael Gandolfi [made changes] to his Vientos y Tangos in order to accommodate smaller bands. This was born from an initiative by the CBDNA Eastern Division board to bring more of the high-level, classic repertoire within the reach of smaller bands. With certain common features of small band program life not yet considered, such as the lack of bassoons and oboes, Gandolfi himself admitted that the new version, to be called Nuevos Vientos y Tangos, was still a work in progress.

- Program Note by Andy Pease


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