Commissions

Canto de Amor

Composer: Osvaldo Fresedo

Arranger: Julian Hasse and Adam Maness

Publication: No Information Available at this Time

Duration: 3:11

Program Notes:

This commission was performed with the Cortango Orquesta

Cortango Orquesta, a tango ensemble with a symphonic twist, is a concert and dance band featuring members of the Saint Louis Symphony. Founded and led by Cally Banham, a trained social Tango dancer, Cortango specializes in popular classics from the beloved orchestra leaders of Tango's golden era. Cortango is named for the "Cor anglais," or "English horn" - the atypical instrument in this otherwise orquesta tipica! Their songbook comes entirely from original arrangements made by members of the band, and by Argentine bandoneon player and Tango arranger, Julian Hasse, a featured collaborator.

Cortango Orquesta was born from a desire to create a live music experience that would be ideal for social dancers and has evolved to become a fusion concert ensemble, exploring the vast repertoire of contemporary Tango, incorporating a mixture of jazz and classical styles. The band debuted at the St. Louis Ritz-Carlton's "Nuestra Milonga" in May 2013. Engagements during their first season included a New York City debut at Cary Hall and a Festival debut performance at the Midwest Tango Festival. The group has been featured twice in concert at spectacular Powell Symphony Hall, as well as the Public Media Commons presented by the Nine Network. As part of the community programs at the St. Louis Symphony, Cortango has performed for patients at Siteman Cancer Center and for veterans at The Jefferson Barracks. To celebrate the great community of Tango dancers in St. Louis, Cortango created the popular annual "Chapel Milonga" event!

Cortango's debut album, "Tandas," released in 2015, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby and was featured on the PBS show "Arts America." Cortango is a featured collaborator on a new recording scheduled for release in November 2017. Learn more about Cortango by visiting their website - http://www.cortango.com/

 

 

 

 

Score Sample:

 

Voicing:

SA

Accompaniment:

Piano and Violin

Themes:

​Love, Nature, Latin Traditions

 

Lyrics:

Emilio and Osvaldo Fresedo

Canto de Amor

Canto de amor,
cancion quie envuelve todo mi ser,
cuando tus labios besan mujer,

es tu cantar mejor.

Canto de amor,
cancion que suave fluye de ti,
cuando tu boca dice que se,

dice de corazon.

Canta,
que asi cantando mas te quiero,
tanto que es imposible de medir

Luna feliz,
tu sola sabes de nuestro amor,
enamorada miras al sol,

y te alegrara de mi.

Ves, la linda luna que al mirar,
vio que molesta con su luz,
y a su cara la cubrio con un tul

blanca nube que nos deja besar.

Pero yo contemplo tu perfil
que no lo borro la obscuridad
y abrazandote quisiera cantar
la cancion que yo te oi empezar.

Love Song

Love song,

Song that surrounds my whole being,

When your lips kiss a woman,

It's your best song

Love song, 

Soft song that flows from you,

When your mouth says yes,

it speaks from the heart.

You sing,

that thus singing, I want you so much,

That it's impossible to measure.

Happy moon,

only you know about our love.

Lover, you look at the sun,

and you will be happy about me.

You see,

the beautiful moon you look at,

He saw that he was bothering us with his light,

so he covered her face with a veil

of white cloud that lets us kiss.

But I gaze at your silhouette

I do not delete the darkness

And holding you I'd like to sing

the song that I heard you start.

Canto de AmorJulian Hasse and Adam Maness
00:00 / 03:11
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