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French Tangos for Accordion

By Gary Dahl

Accordion (keyboard) - Advanced
Arranged by Gary Dahl. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Paul Beuscher Music. French. Book/CD Set. 88 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96927BCD).

Item Number: MB.96927BCD

ISBN 9780786608034. French. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Tango: A ballroom dance of Latin-American origin characterized by long pauses and stylized body positions. This musical form was subsequently adopted by other countries, primarily France, Spain and Italy. Many prominent composers have applied it to a wide variety of compositions. Using piano scores in both the Latin-American and Spanish rhythmic traditions, Gary Dahl has skillfully compiled and arranged French Tangos for Accordion. The music in this anthology was originally published from the late 1930's to 60's and is characterized by its romanticism, rich harmonies, and emotive melodies. These arrangements are orchestral in nature, befitting the accordion's various timbres and capabilities. In standard notation.

  • Cara Al Cielo (1:15)  Performed by Don Diego & Julio Falcom, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • J'ai Garde Ta Photo (1:07)  Performed by Authors:Pierre Havet & Pierre Guitton,Composters:J
  • J'ai Pleure' Sur Tes Pas (1:49)  Performed by Roland Tessier & Jacque-Simonot, Arr. By: Gary Dah
  • Simple Tango (2:49)  Performed by A. Verchuren & T. Murena, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Tango Fleur Bleue (2:44)  Performed by Henri Contet, Armandino & Llanos Malendo, Arr. By:
  • Si Tu Reviens (1:19)  Performed by Saint Giniez, By Tiarko Richepin, Arr. By: Gary Da
  • Aie, Aie, Tango (1:58)  Performed by Rene Denoncin, C. Sauvage, By Pia Del Moro, Arr. B
  • La Paloma (2:00)  Performed by Luis Coroma D'apres & S. De Yradier, Arr. By: Gary
  • Le Tango Argentin (1:15) (Tango Danse)  Performed by Fl Benech, By R. Desmoulins, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Une Simple Carte Postale (1:17)  Performed by Guy Bertret & Roger Desbois, By R. Denoncin, Arr.
  • La Madone D'amour (Tango Chante) (2:23)  Performed by Jean Pys, Gene Sandy, Claude Bares,By Theo Lecomte
  • Ta Jalousie (1:09)  Performed by B. Jouannest, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • As De Copas (Tango Romance) (2:39)  Performed by M. Feijoo, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Tango Pour Madame (1:45)  Performed by T. Murena & A. Verchuren, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Sacre Tango (1:37)  Performed by Maurice Capez, By Rene Denoncin, Arr. By: Gary Dah
  • Sensual (Tango) (1:39)  Performed by Hubert Ithier, By G. Gomez, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Tango Du Souvenir (3:37)  Performed by Rene Denoncin, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Baisse Un Peu L'abat-Jour (1:32)  Performed by Marcel Depmas, By Henri Bourtayre, Arr. By: Gary D
  • Le Tango De La Melancolie (1:42)  Performed by Jean Loup Dabadie, By Alain Goraguer, Arr. By: Gar
  • Tango - Musette (2:47)  Performed by R. Chabrier, Jo Moutet & Andre Verchuren, Arr. By:
  • Insaisissable (2:18)  Performed by Hubert Ithier, By R. Denoncin, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Joue Contre Joue (Tango Chante) (2:01)  Performed by Jacques Plante & Louis Ferrari, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Pour Sur {Qu'est - C'que Tu Dis?} (Tango Chante) (  Performed by Jean Rafa, Bourvil, By Emile Prud' Homme, Arr. By:
  • El Choclo (1:58)  Performed by A.G. Villoldo,French Score By: Andre Trichot-Marc
  • Le Tango Des Mariniers (1:54)  Performed by P. Carrel, By E. Prud'homme, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Maia (2:21)  Performed by Louis Poterat & Guy Luypaerts, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Tangorama (1:21)  Performed by R. Mendizabal, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Un Tango D'autrefois (1:53)  Performed by Henri Jacques Dupuy, By Jo Privat & R. Duchesne, A
  • Ma Rose D'alsace (1:58)  Performed by Georges Coulonges, By R. Trabucco & M. Deoux,Arr.
  • Le Temps D'un Tango (1:22)  Performed by Christian Jollet & Guy Bertret, Armand Canfora & E
  • Soir De Pluie (1:57)  Performed by Syam Et Viaud, By Alstone & S. Bessiere, Arr. By:
  • Telephonez-Moi Cherie (3:55)  Performed by Maria Veldi, By J. Ledru & R. Denoncin, Arr. By: G
  • Passion Madrilene (Paso Doble) (1:39)  Performed by Abel & Bruno Lorenzoni, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Tango - Maison (2:36)  Performed by By Andre Verchuren & Georges Ghesten, Arr. By: Gar
  • Tango Gitano (2:42)  Performed by Fernand Bonifay, Arr. By: Gary Dahl
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Hendersonville, N.C.
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  • April 09, 2009 Challenging

    Lots of difficult bass stuff but then who said it was going to be easy. You need to work at these songs but it is good self improvement if you keep at it. Biginners and intermediates, stay away.

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  • 4

    Gulmarrad NSW Australia
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  • February 15, 2007 Good arrangments

    I have a few tangos but I have never seen this style of left hand. Having just started playing again after 40 years this book will keep going for some time. The bonus CD will be a helpfull it is weel played and great value

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  • 5

    Berkeley, CA
  • May 25, 2005 Great Introduction to French Tangos

    The tangos in Gary Dahl's "French Tangos for Accordion" are challenging and beautiful. From the classic "El Choclo" to the melodious and gently flowing "Telephonez Moi Cheri" each of these wonderful tangos is a gem. The included CD is worth the price of the book. Dahl gives a masterful...

    rendition of each arrangement. Highly recommended.

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