Commissions

Noche Callada

Composer: Julio De Caro

Arranger: Julian Hasse and Adam Maness

Publication: No Information Available at this Time

Duration: 3:22

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

Themes:

​Love, Heartbreak, Latin Traditions

 

Lyrics:

Julio De Caro and Eduardo Beccar

Noche Callada

Recuerdo que fue una noche
callada y triste como un gemido,
recuerdo que fue una noche

cuando la ingrata me echo al olvido.

Aprovechando mi ausencia

se fue con otro la muy taimada,
y en tinieblas mi querencia

dejo cercada con su maldad.

Ya no busco aquella mujer que mintiera
y por tanto tiempo un querer me fingiera,
porque eche al olvido su traicion y sus yerros

y le he tirao su corazon a los perros.

Ya no lloro su mal proceder,
compadre, aunque le asombre,
porque fuerte ha de hacerse l'hombre

en cuestiones de mujeres

Y los anos que le hablaran de mi amor
su traicion le recordaran con dolor.

Ya no busco aquella mujer que mintiera
y por tanto tiempo un querer me fingiera


Y los anos que le hablaran de mi amor
su traicion le recordaran con dolor.

Quiet Night

I remember that it was a night

silent and sad as a sigh.

I remember that it was a night

when the wretched woman cast me into oblivion.

Taking advantage of my absence,

she went off with another very sneakily,

and in darkness my love

left surrounded with her wickedness.

Now I no longer look for that woman who lied

and who for so long pretended to love me,

forgetting her betrayal and her mistakes,

you throw your heart out to the dogs.

Now I no longer mourn her bad behavior,

friend, although you may be astonished,

because a man must be strong

in the affairs of a woman.

And of the years that will speak to her about my love,

Her betrayal will remind her with sorrow.

Now I no longer look for that woman who lied

And who for so long pretended to love me.

And of the years that will speak to her about my love,

Her betrayal will remind her with sorrow.

Noche CalladaJulian Hasse and Adam Maness
00:00 / 03:23
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