Latin and Tango Piano Compilation

A collection of latin and tango pieces for Piano solo. Intermediate to Advanced Level

1.   Mexican Hat Dance (Mexico)

The Mexican hat dance (original title Jarabe tapatío), is the national dance of Mexico. It originated as a courtship dance in Guadalajara, Jalisco, during the 19th century, although its elements can be traced back to the Spanish zambra and jabber gitano. The standard music of the jarabe tapatío was composed by Jesús González Rubio in the 19th century. However, its more common instrumental arrangement dates from the 1920s.

Mexican Hat Dance (Mexico)

2.   La Cucaracha (Mexico)

"La Cucaracha" (Spanish: "The Cockroach") is a traditional Spanish folk corrido that became popular in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.

La Cucaracha (Mexico)

3.   A. G. Villoldo  -  El Choclo (tango)

El Choclo means "The Corn Cob" and one of the most popular tangos. It was written by Ángel Villoldo, an Argentine musician, apparently in honour of a nightclub owner, who was known as "El Choclo".

El Choclo (tango)

4.   Sebastian Iradier.. -  La Paloma (Tango)

"La Paloma" is a popular song named after Paloma Mayer, having been produced and reinterpreted in diverse cultures, settings, arrangements, and recordings over the last 140 years. The song was composed and written by the Spanish composer of the Basq region Sebastian Iradier (later Yradier) after he visited Cuba in 1861. Iradier may have composed "La Paloma" around 1863, just two years before he died in Spain in obscurity, never to learn how popular his song would become.

La Paloma (Tango)

5.   Ernesto Nazareth  -  Tango Habanera

A beautiful tango melody in an A-B-A form. A habanera is a genre of Cuban popular dance music of the 19th century, which was made popular in Spain after it was brought back by sailors.

Tango Habanera

6.   Albeniz  -  Tango Op.165 No.2 from Espana

Tango Op.165 No.2 from Espana

7.   Ernesto Nazareth  -  Odeon (Tango Brasileiro)

Odeon (Tango Brasileiro) BY Ernesto Nazareth. Named after the Odeon Cinema where Nazareth worked as a pianist from 1920 until 1924.

Odeon (Tango Brasileiro)

8.   Carlos Gardel  -  Adios Muchachos (Tango)

Adios Muchachos (Tango)

9.   Yellow Bird (Haitian Traditional)

Choucoune (Haitian Creole: Choukoun) is a 19th-century Haitian song composed by Michel Mauleart Monton with lyrics from a poem by Oswald Durand. It was rewritten with English lyrics in the 20th century as Yellow Bird.

Yellow Bird (Haitian Traditional)

10.   Ernesto Nazareth  -  Brejeiro (Tango Brasileiro)

One of Ernesto Nazareth's most famous compositions, published in 1893 by Casa Vieira Machado.

Brejeiro (Tango Brasileiro)

11.   Jesus Ventura  -  A la Gran Muneca (To the Big Doll)

A la Gran Muneca (To the Big Doll)

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