Composer
RODRIGUEZ
Title
La Cumparsita-Tango
Instrumentation
Interchangeable 5-part woodwind ensemble
Arranger
David Marlatt
Publisher
Eighth Note Publications
Grade
2+
Product Code
31E19WWE1296
Gerardo Matos Rodriguez (Uruguay) composed in 1919 parts and score Part 1. flute (or oboe or clarinet) Part 2 flute (or oboe or clarinet) Part 3. clarinet (or alto sax) Part 4. clarinet (or alto sax or tenor sax or F horn) Part 5. bass clarinet (or bassoon or baritone sax)

La Cumparsita-Tango
By Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
Arranged by David Marlatt
For Interchangable Woodwind Ensemble

La Cumparsita was written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodriguez in 1919.  It is one of the most famous and recognizable tango songs of all time.  It was initially a little march, composed by the young student of architecture, for the carnival marching band organized by the Federation of Students of Uruguay.

It made little impact when it was originally recorded but then, years later, after some revisions and change to lyrics, the popularity of the piece was launched and was played by orchestras and sung by singers all over the world.

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