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Tango Por Una Cabeza - String Orchestra - LM378

Tango Por Una Cabeza - String Orchestra - LM378

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COMPOSER : Carolos Gardel

ARRANGER : Peter Simons

ISMN : 9790570003785

A new addition to the string orchestra repertoire.

Scored for:

  • Solo Violin 1
  • Solo Violin 2
  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
  • Double Bass

"Por una Cabeza" is a tango song written in 1935 with music by Carlos Gardel and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera.

The name is a Spanish horse-racing phrase meaning "by a head", which refers to a horse winning a race narrowly – by just the length of its head. The lyrics speak of a compulsive horse-track gambler who compares his addiction for horses with his attraction to women.

Le Pera and Gardel died in an aeroplane crash in Medellín, on Monday, June 24, 1935

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