Tangos, Milongas, Habaneras

for guitar.

Compiled by Matanya Ophee and Melanie Plesch
With an Introduction by Melanie Plesch. Edited by Matanya Ophee.

60 pp., $24.95, Presser Order number 494-02445 (PWYS-48)

tangos.jpg - 10961 BytesThis volume is a compilation of tangos and the related dance forms of the milonga and habanera, originally written for the guitar, or transcribed for the instrument by guitarists who were active in Buenos Aires during the early decades of the twentieth century. The majority of the tangos included here belong to the Guardia Vieja era or are styled after them, as in the original tangos by Julio Sagreras and Justo Morales. These transcriptions and original compositions were mainly addressed to middle class guitar amateurs. Some of the pieces are technically accessible, clearly aimed at the student or beginner level, while others are more demanding, requiring an intermediate to advanced proficiency. Most of pieces in this volume are for guitar solo, with two pieces for a guitar duo, paginated comfortably to allow for direct reading by two guitarists. Even with the passage of time, the distinction of the tango’s heritage can provide diversion and delight whether played for one’s own enjoyment or for the entertainment of others.

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Table of Contents: Melanie Plesch—Introduction; Angel Villoldo-Antonio SinópoliEl Choclo, Tango criollo; Manuel Aróztegui-Antonio SinópoliEl Apache Argentino; Vicente Greco-Julio S. SagrerasEl Pibe, Tango criollo; Mauricio Montiano-Julio S. SagrerasLangostas, Tango criollo; P. Nicolin-Julio S. SagrerasTocalo más fuerte!.., Tango criollo; S. ResgrasaEl Criollo; No se permite; ¿Cómo le va del ojo?; La Negrita; Golpeá que te van a abrir; Domingo Santa Cruz-Mario Rodríguez ArenasUnión Cívica; Roberto Firpo-Mario Rodríguez ArenasSentimiento Criollo, Tango Sentimental; Francisco Canaro-Mario Rodríguez ArenasEl Chamuyo; José Martínez-Mario Rodríguez ArenasEl pensamiento; Calderón de la Barca-Mario Rodríguez ArenasHasta luego Ché!..; Enrique Maciel-Mario Rodríguez ArenasLa Mazorquera de Montserrat; Agustín Bardi-Ulises J. CasinelliEl Baquiano; Vicente Greco-Juan PastorEl Mejicano; E. N. de la Cruz-Luisa N. de RocaEl Ciruja; Alberto Gómez-Cosme CaballeroQue nadie se entere; Julio S. SagrerasAgarrame que me caigo; Don Carlos; "El Chaná" Tango criollo; ¡¡¡Muy de la quebrada!!!, Tango criollo; ¡¡Cancha!! Tango criollo; ¡¡¡Chupate esa!!! tango for one or two guitars; Cadenciosa, Habanera;  La Original, Habanera clásica; Cha-ca-chá, Tango Milonga; Vicente Caprino MaineriJunto al Farol, Tango criollo; Justo T. MoralesDe mi época; Diosma; Argentina, Milonga for two guitars; Argentina, Milonga for solo guitar; Evaristo Escobio-Nicodemo CasuscelliLa Historia de la flor, Milonga; Santo Discépolo-Julio S. SagrerasRosita, Habanera; Matanya Ophee—Textual Notes (describing all editorial alterations).


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