Tanguito, for unaccompanied horn, by Dante Yenque
Tanguito, for horn alone, is a low horn showpiece. It features the moods and modes of the tango, with the solo instrument providing a driving and measured rhythmic accompaniment in between turns on a traditional melodic tango figure. The mood shifts from a steady pace to a swirling trio section in a rapid arpeggiation highly suggestive of a vigorous and synchronous dancing duo. At just under 4 minutes, the piece is quite programmable in almost any recital or concert where a low-horn piece is welcome. Tanguito was recorded by Denise Tryon on her album “So-Low”, a compendium of pieces written for the horn’s low register.