Blue Tango

From Wind Repertory Project
Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

General Info

Year: 1951 / 2007
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Mills
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of />

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II including:

  • Drums
  • Glockenspiel


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Blue Tango is an instrumental composition by Leroy Anderson, written for orchestra in 1951 and published in 1952. It was later turned into a popular song with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. Numerous artists have since covered Blue Tango.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Monroe (Va.) Community Band (David Pallo, conductor) - 25 March 2023
  • Fauquier Community Band (Warrenton, Va.) (Katrina Bryant, conductor) - 20 March 2023
  • Peninsula Community Band (Williamsburg, Va.) Ronnie Tong, conductor) – 16 November 2021
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 22 September 2019
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 5 November 2017
  • Mississippi Community (Clinton) Symphonic Band (David P. Miller, conductor) - 18 October 2014
  • Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band (Lincolnshire, IL) - 24 April 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Fernie) (1948/)
  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Torskangerpoll) (1948/2020)

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