New arrangement: La Melodia de Nuestros Adios

This arrangement is based on Canaro’s recording from 1938.  Its a relatively easy intermediate level arrangement and a very well known dance piece.  Medium tempo, attractive themes, and very clear structure make this a lovely addition to a Canaro tanda. I’ve made some adaptations and cues for orchestra’s lacking trumpet and clarinet.  You can see … Read more…

New arrangement: Fueron Tres Años

I’ve added a new arrangement of Varela’s Fueron Tres Años!  I have to say, I wasn’t originally a fan of Varela.  I found it initially a little overblown and dramatic.  But there are a few songs that have become extremely popular with tango Djs and after hearing and dancing to this song several times, I’ve … Read more…

Tango Mango Orchestra Project

Sunday, August 18 was the culminating performance of the Tango Orchestra Project of the 2014 Tango Mango in Devon, England.  This year we focussed on Canaro, interpreting three tangos (Melodia de Nuetros Adios, Cuartito Azul, and Poema), Milonga Sentimental, and a Vals – Desde el Alma.  As well as Fresedo’s Tigre Viejo, a mixed arrangement … Read more…

Mission Statement

The community tango orchestra project is a response to several opportunities in tango in the early 21st century. Musicians and dance historians explain the phenomenon of Golden Era Tango music in very practical terms. The musicians were playing music constantly for dancers. In many cases, multiple gigs each night. The financial success of the orquesta … Read more…

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We are currently running a fundraising campaign to support our mission. Can you help? Click on the button below to send us your donation via Paypal.   Find out more about our work in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7dhdgp7v70#t=27 Tell me more! Goal: To fund the Community Tango Orchestra Project in its work to preserve and develop … Read more…

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the brand-new website of the Tango Community Orchestra! This will serve as the hub for all community orchestras worldwide. If you are interested in joining our community, sign up for a new account. You can already find a lot of content in our download library. We’re still ironing out the kinks in the … Read more…