Latin and Tango Violin Compilation


A collection of latin and tango pieces for Violin with Piano Accompaniment. Intermediate to Advanced Level

1.   Carlos Gardel  -  Por Una Cabeza


"Por una Cabeza" is an tango song with music and lyrics written in 1935 by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera respectively. It has appeared in numerous movies, most famously in Scene of a Woman with Al Pacino, but also, for example, in Schindler's List.



Por Una Cabeza


2.   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)


3.   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)


4.   La Cucaracha


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



La Cucaracha


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.   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)


7.   Mexican Hat Dance


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


8.   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)


9.   Ernesto Nazareth  -  Brejeiro (Tango Brasileiro)


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



Brejeiro (Tango Brasileiro)


10.   David Bruce  -  Beguine Again


A sultry piece in the rhythm known as 'Beguine'. The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rumba, that was popular in the 1930s, coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person, and Beguine is the female form.



Beguine Again











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