Five Ghost Tangos


Written for the unusual combination of soprano sax, viola, bass clarinet and piano, in this work I was inspired by old black and white photos of people dancing the tango in various locations. Each movement is set in a different location (for example Lima, Peru, and New York City) on a particular date. I wrote the piece for a benefit concert, Music Beyond Ourselves. The tangos also contain ragtime rhythms and other more international stylistic influences.


Selected Performances

February 11, 2007: Premiere at the Mount Joy Mennonite Church (Mount Joy, Pa.) as part of "Beyond Ourselves," and performers included Doris Hall-Gulati, clainet and Rosemary Siegrist, piano.

Feb. 28, 2008: Performance of "Ghost Tangos" at Neffsville Community Church (benefit concert, Beyond Ourselves) including Doris Hall-Gulati, bass clarinet, Rosemary Siegrist, piano.

Feb. 8, 2009: Performance at St. James Episcopal Church, St. Cecilia Concerts, Lancaster, PA. (Performers included Doris Hall-Gulati, bass clarinet, Rosemary Siegrist, piano).

© John Carbon 2015