Symphonic Dance No.1 "Tango"

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
15 minutes
World music
Instrumental parts
Not available

–>> NOTES This piece is a Symphonic Dance for full orchestra, the first in a planned set of three. While it is intended for the concert hall the music is inspired a lot more by the "pop" dances I heard when I was growing up in Italy than the jazzy, more sophisticated Argentinian styles nowadays associated with the Tango form. It is scored for 3333 4331 Timp+4 Harp Strings, and it is about 15 min. in length.

–>> NOTES In the downloadable/streamable "mp3" file the piece is played back by Sibelius by means of three separate instances of the new Edirol HQ-OR Orchestral Synthesizer hosted by Cubase SX, one of each dedicated to Winds, Brass, Percussion + Harp. All of the strings are from a Roland SRX-04 "Symphonic Strings" board in a Roland XV5080.

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