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Tango Mariana

By Joseph Compello

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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 - Grade 2
Composed by Joseph Compello. SWS FS. Young String Orchestra. Set of Score and Parts. With Standard notation. 16+16+4+10+10+3+10+8 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 37 seconds. Carl Fischer Music #YAS114. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS114).

Item Number: CF.YAS114

ISBN 9780825891359. 9 x 12 inches. Key: E minor.

Tango Mariana is written in the standard tango style, the rhythmic essence of which is the accent on the upbeat of four. This work features bold melodies and soaring counterlines, as well as creative interplay between the different sections of the orchestra. It's a perfect piece to change up the pace at any concert.
Tango Mariana is written in the classic tango style, the rhythmic essence of which is the accent on the upbeat of four. See the accompaniment beginning at m. 7. One approach to a successful performance might be to highlight the contrasts in the music. First, the melody and countermelody at the repeat to m. 7, should contrast in rhythm, articulation and tone color. The second melody beginning at m. 24 contrasts with m. 7 in key (minor to major) and articulation (staccato to legato). The bass line also provides a contrast with a new rhythm containing accents on the fourth beat of every other measure. Performance time is about two and a half minutes. This arrangement has been recorded by Carl Fischer. The performance is available on-line free of charge. Tango Mariana is named for and dedicated to my late wife Marian Jean, an extraordinarily gifted musician and a music teacher who inspired children like no one I have ever known. Thank you for choosing this composition. You may also want to review my other tango, Spanish Rose (BBS74). Your comments are most welcome. --Joseph Compello, Glen Arm, Maryland, 2012.

About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series

This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:
--Occasionally extending to third position
--Keys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty
--Addition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts
--Viola T.C. part included
--Increase in independence of parts over beginning levels

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