Tango Sheet Music

Tango defines both a partner dance and the music that arose with it, originating in Argentina at the turn of the 20th century. Though in its beginning it was inspired by habanera, tango flamenco, milonga, and other Iberoamerican fokloric genres, the resulting music quickly absorbed influences from many other sources. Tango had its golden age from the 1930s to the 1960s, roughly contemporaneous with the big band era in the United States. After that, the enormous influence Astor Piazolla exerted over the whole genre created a new form of tango that included jazz elements and academic procedures (pure contrapuntal writing, for example). Nowadays, 'tango' is a label applied to a diverse number of musical products, that range from the very typical to tango-flavored electronic music.

Title Composer Instrument Period
1922 Ernesto Nazareth Piano Early 20th Century
Añoranzas Julián Santos Carrión Piano Romantic
Ausencia Julián Santos Carrión Voice(s) and Piano Classical
Bambino Ernesto Nazareth Piano Early 20th Century
Beija-Flor Ernesto Nazareth Piano Early 20th Century
Bolada de Aficionado Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
Brisas Rosarinas Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
Cabecita Loca Julián Santos Carrión Voice(s) and Instruments Classical
Calenturas Dámaso Zabalza Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
Chiflále, que v'á venir Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
Cobarde Antonio de Bassi Voice(s) and Piano Early 20th Century
Don Julio, Op. 125 Julio Salvador Sagreras Guitar Early 20th Century
Don Pedro Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
Don Perez Freire (Tango) Agustin Barrios Mangore Guitar Early 20th Century
El andalúz, Op. 33 Julio Salvador Sagreras Guitar Early 20th Century
El Cachorrito Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
El Choclo Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
El Escandaloso, Op. 121 Julio Salvador Sagreras Guitar Early 20th Century
El Esquinazo Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century
El Farrista Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Piano Early 20th Century