Laurenz and Maffia: Amurado: tango (viola & cello)

Tango for viola and cello (score included). Suitable for grade 6-7



Instruments: viola and cello

Catalogue no.: D2013-1

ISMN: 979-0-708807-92-6

This fun tango for viola and cello is a result of a rather nice little story. One night in 1925 in a Buenos Aires café, violinist Jose de Grandis handed the verses of Amurado (Abandoned) to Pedro Laurenz. Right there, Laurenz created the music for the first part of the tango that would become one of his greatest hits. He later showed it to his friend, Pedro Maffia, who completed the music. Amurado has since been arranged in countless ways, and for countless instruments. This arrangement is from the two cello arrangement by Patricio Villarejo.

Here’s the opening stanza of the verse:
I take a look at my bed and I find it desolate
I have only as a memento that little portrait over there,
old clothes, some flowers and my tortured soul;
that’s all I’ve got left since she walked out of here……


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