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By Astor Piazzolla

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Jazz ensemble (5-4-4-5) - Grade 4
Composed by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). Arranged by Fred Sturm. Fred Sturm Series. Rock/Fusion. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-989).

Item Number: S1.SMP-989

As recorded on "Libertango ! Hommage to Astor Piazzolla" by the HR Big Band (Germany), this arrangement will surely lift your audiences out of their seats. It features a main soloist of your choice (originally recorded with bandoneon solo) and another solo for tenor saxophone. Various parts are included for different soloists to use. This marvelous arrangement opens with warm sounds in clarinets, muted trombones and flugelhorns behind the beautiful melody stated by the primary soloist. The setting is a medium tango, with a short, exciting swing section near the end of the chart. Once the piece moves into a strong, rock-fusion feel, there is no turning back. You and your band will love this chart. This requires clarinet doubles on the top 3 saxophone parts and bass clarinet on the baritone part. There is also a mallet part (marimba, vibes and xylophone). 5-4-4-5.

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