Street Tango

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Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Robert Longfield)

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla added new dimension to the traditional tango with his use of jazz elements, extended harmonies, and dissonance. His distinctive composition Street Tango is beautifully adapted here for band with its variety in textures, tempos, and almost improvisatory nature. A vibrant and appealing work for the concert stage.

- Program Note from publisher

Street Tango was included on the album The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night. The complete project, recorded by Piazzolla’s own Quinteto Tango Nuevo, was released in 1989 and then re-issued in the late 1990s. The album features a suite of music commissioned by Intar [sic] Hispanic American Arts Center for its stage production Tango Apasionado, which traces the tango’s development from its Bueno Aires roots to modern times. Though gifted arranger Robert Longfield has adapted Street Tango for concert band, the essence of Piazzolla’s artistry and craftsmanship remains fully intact.

- Program Note from Calvin University Wind Ensemble concert program,10 November 2023


State Ratings

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  • Kansas City (Mo.) Wind Symphony (Langston Hemenway, conductor) - 19 November 2023
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) - 22 October 2023
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) - 21 February 2023
  • East Carolina University (Greenville) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (William Staub, conductor) - 3 December 2022
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Nick Doshier, conductor) - 22 April 2021
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Showcase of Bands Honor Band (Gary Smith, conductor) – 23 February 2019
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Sooner Concert Band (Brian Wolfe, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Birch, conductor) – 21 October 2017
  • North Coast Symphonic Band (Astoria, Ore.) (Dave Becker, conductor) – 9 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Yo Soy Maria (Flex instrumentation) (arr. DeJonge) (1968/2020)

All Wind Works


None discovered thus far.