What can be said about Tango to Go? It is a rhythmically vibrant, romantically charged and lusciously textured latin tango for string quartet. The vigorous opening fanfare soon dissolves into an impassioned, soaring melody propelled with a momentum that doesn’t stop for over six minutes, even during the more reflective middle section. The tango is just as effective when played by the larger forces of a string chamber orchestra.
How and where can it be used? Apart from being suitable for a wide range of events, including weddings, dances and receptions, it augments the repertoire of lighter concert works, which includes encores. Alternatively, Tango to Go can be played at home, simply for enjoyment. The technical level is intermediate and is suitable for good amateur players. This is a comprehensive revision of an earlier original composition.
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