This is a laid-back and quite relaxed tango for piano solo, key F#.
I wrote it some time ago, but this is the first GPO version, and features the GPO Steinway.
There is another version for violin and piano, but I will post this solo version first.
Hope you enjoy.
That is a most enjoyable composition, Lad. I like it very much. It is going in my "keeper" file for future rehearing. It's a great treatment of the Latin style and it displays your professionalism and knowledge of music theory.
Your "Tango for Piano" is excellent. Wonderful writing and arranging - and a remarkably sensitive performance on the GPO ivories.
I know everyone's looking forward to the upcoming Garritan Steinway, but when someone uses the GPO Steinway as well as you have here, we're reminded that it's not as if there's been a tremendous lack in what we already have available.
It's a great way to start my day, having such an impressive listening experience.
Simply a beautiful composition. It is beautiful sound, harmonies and subtle rhythms that run as smooth as a river of chocolate..... I don't know how else to describe the sensual pleasure this provides....
This was my first go at actually playing the GPO Steinway, rather than inputting notes. Many thanks to all who responded:- Gunther: Yet I could imagine it played by a small jazz combo, something I might try later. Thanks for your response. Sunbird: Yes you are correct there is certainly some Albeniz there, and a little bit of Gershwin, and possibly Chopin. I also thought Ravel got a little look in too! If you are interested in the score there is a pdf available. Phil: I wanted to write a piano solo first and foremost. It certainly would lend itself to further arrangement. I will shortly post a version for piano and violin - which gives the piece a different slant. Larry: Glad to hear you enjoyed the piece, and I am priveleged that you are saving it for future playing! I wrote it some years ago, but got the idea this week of putting it through GPO. This is the best result I have got from GPO Steinway so far. Randy B: Yes I felt the GPO Steinway was at last responding to my fingers - with care it does reproduce a good dynamic range. It will be interesting to see what the full GPO Steinway will offer when it becomes available. Louis D: Yes I aimed for a very smooth effect - I'm glad you found it a pleasure to listen to. I wanted a laid back effect, very relaxed. Trent: I'm gald that the mix worked for you - with the basic tango rhythm in the background, with the more romantic melody, harmonies and texture on top. My other version for violin and piano (soon to be completed) is an interesting contrast to this.