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Phantom Tangos

Brian Balmages
Grade: 4

This serious festival work relies heavily on various elements of the tango, set in a more contemporary framework. While the title mainly refers to the way various tangos come and go (through multiple transitional devices), it also references the opening and closing sections, which include a "phantom sound" through the use of mild dissonance and sudden dynamic changes that seemingly appear out of nowhere. Highly creative and unique! (4:30)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: ST6168 50.00
Score Only: ST6168S 5.00