Sparrowhawk Tango (for strings)

Full Score – School Arrangement ( Arrangement 1 )
Set Of Parts – School Arrangement ( Arrangement 1 )
Full Score – Standard Arrangement ( Arrangement 2 )
Set Of Parts – Standard Arrangement ( Arrangement 2 )
Full Score – School-Orchestral Arrangement ( Arrangement 3 )
Set Of Parts – School-Orchestral Arrangement ( Arrangement 3 )
Full Score-Flute, Violin and Piano ( Arrangement 4 ) (Includes separate Flute and Violin parts)
Full Score – Flute, Cello and Piano ( Arrangement 5 ) (Includes separate Flute and Cello parts)
Full Score – Flute, Violin, Clarinet and Piano ( Arrangement 6 ) (Includes separate Flute, Violin and Clarinet parts)
Full Score – Flute, Clarinet and Piano ( Arrangement 7 ) (Includes separate Flute, and Clarinet parts)
Piano Solo ( Arrangement 8 )

Duration 3 minutes.

This short piece was inspired by my many sightings and observations of sparrowhawks in their behaviour,  hunting techniques and how they fly and soar. They appear to “Tango” with their prey. For me the Tango is a passionately agressive dance with no negotiation. If you are a small creature caught by a sparrowhawk there is also no negotiation!

There are now 7 different arrangements of this piece available;

No.1 – School arrangement; for violins 1, 2 and 3, cello 1 and 2.

No.2 – Standard Arrangement; for violins 1 and 2, viola, cello and double bass

No.3 – Youth Orchestra

The instrumentation for the youth orchestra arrangement is as follows:

Flutes 1&2, 1 Oboe, Clarinets 1&2 in Bflat, 1 Bass Clarinet in Bflat (to low C), 1 Bassoon, 1 Eflat Alto Saxophone.

Trumpets 1&2 in Bflat

2 Pedal Timpani, Side Drum, Bongos – 1 set, 1 Conga, 1 Suspended Cymbal (played with soft stick throughout), Maracas, Tambourine, Triangle.

Violins 1,2 & 3, Cello 1 & 2

There is also an orchestral variant of the above with viola, double basses and an added Trombone.

No.4 – Flute, violin and piano

No.5 – Flute, cello and piano

No.6 – Flute, clarinet (Bflat), violin and piano

No.7 – Flute, clarinet (Bflat) and piano

No.8 – Piano Solo

Recording of the “School” Arrangement (No.1) by Banda Di Musica. Conducted by Gary Woolf.


And for Flute, Cello and Piano! Flute – Madeleine Eckervogt, Cello – Luise Bulte, Piano – Carla Bulte

Orchestral Arrangement – Conducted by Gary Woolf Banda Di Musica

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