Click to enlargePizzitango (string orchestra)

This original short humorous piece could be used in a pops concert setting, or perhaps to break up an otherwise "heavy" concert program.

At the end of the first section, a cellist "forgets" to play pizzicato and give us a big arco "Ole'!" that immediately draws the scorn of the rest of the orchestra. Oddly enough, the same thing happens at the end of the second section, only this time the guilty party is a violist. Finally, in the middle of the third section, a second violinist lets go a hearty shouted "Hey!" at the end of a phrase.

It will probably come as a shock to the audience that there is no final gag or gimmick to close the piece out.

Mp3 sound sample: Entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

PIZZITANGO, by Tom Kirkland, comes in a pdf file of 216K, with a seven-page score, five one-page parts and a license page, thirteen pages in all. Performance time should be approximately 2:10.

The majority of our sheet music pieces use electronically-produced demos on the item pages. We would much prefer to use actual recordings, so if you email us a digital recording or link to an online video and we end up using it as a demo on our site (fully credited), we will send you a coupon code good for US$25 toward your next purchase from our site.

Many of our sheet music licenses state that the purchaser does not have the right to record the work. We have modified our policy on this, and unless the license page states that you must obtain permission from a party other than to record the work, we will allow a small number (less than 50) of copies of an audio or video recording of a live performance to be made and distributed and/or posted to a free web site for viewing/listening, so long as, the composer, arranger, and lyricist are credited.


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