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 found a great deal of enjoyment… Yes, it tends towards bombastic, but it has a driving beat, sweeping string lines and a powerful melody that offers lots of motivation for dance. This version is arranged for Orquesta Tipica with Singer, and follows the Varela recording.
May 18 1956 Buenos Aires Columbia 15240 885
This chart is in F minor, and the range for the 1st violins is high, the piano part is also substantial, but otherwise, its a very accessible arrangement. I would call it “intermediate” but easier-then-average for the bandoneon section….your feedback and comments are very welcome.
Download the sheet music here.
The Berlin Community Tango Orchestra performed this arrangement on 21.9.2014 with Rudy Vega singing….