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Chiquilin de Bachin

By Horacio Ferrer

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Concert Band - Grade 3.5
Composed by Horacio Ferrer and Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). Arranged by Reid Gilje. Set (Score & Parts). Composed 2018. Norsk Noteservice #NNS9790261714217. Published by Norsk Noteservice (BT.NNS9790261714217).

Item Number: BT.NNS9790261714217

This beautiful waltz-tango is written by Astor Piazzolla (music) and Horacio Ferrer (lyrics). Together with "Balada Para Un Loco", this one is the most famous they composed together. "Chiquilin de Bachin" ("The little boy at Bachin") is the history about a little boy bagging on the cafe Bachin in Buenos Aires. On one of the tables are Piazzolla and Ferrer enjoying their meal together with good friends. The meeting with this little boy became the inspiration for this song. The themes of the lyrics are poverty, mourning, yearning and shame. The boy's shame for his own situation and own mother, and our shame because we do not do more for these children.

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