LiberTango for Tuba Duet with Cajon, Astor Piazzolla, arr. Forbes
Astor Piazzolla recorded and published “Libertango” in 1974 in Milan, Italy. The title combines the Spanish words for “liberty” (Liebertad) and Tango, marking a break for Piazzolla from the classical tango to “Tango Nuevo.” In this striking, energetic setting for 2 tubas with cajon, each player takes turns accompanying the other with rhythmic interplay and soaring melodies throughout. Furthermore, each player is afforded asolo.