Verano Porteño

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Notes

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) is part of a set of four tangos compositions by Astor Piazzolla called Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. My arrangement for solo marimba originally began as a transcription of Piazzolla’s own recording with his quintet. However, the deeper I delved into Piazzolla’s recordings of his own music, the more I realized that being one person with limited experience with the tango genre, I will never be able to compare up to the original. Therefore, I decided to take more of an arrangement approach, taking the original theme of the piece and improvising with it on the marimba until I found something comfortable.

Pius Cheung

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