Gautango (2007)

for harp and strings

Parts on hire

Publisher: Bardic Edition

Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Programme note

Gautango (Waltz-tango? Tango-waltz?), was part of the original score for Aryan Kaganof’s cell phone movie SMS Sugarman, but along with much of the score never found its way into the 2007 re-edit. As it would have been the ‘love theme’, I made a virtuoso piano transcription for Kaganof and Nicola Deane as a wedding gift. It occurred to me that there is a cross-rhythmic waltz element which brings to mind the old song by Dick Manning and Al Hoffmann:

I can’t tell a waltz from a tango

I never know what my feet are gonna do

Oh I can’t tell a waltz from a tango

Darling when I dance with you.


Orchestral works