TANGO CELLO PROJECT – Tango World – A series of tango influenced pieces for THREE CELLOS or Cello Orchestra


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Johnstone Creations – prepared by JOHNSTONE – ‘Tango World’ – THREE CELLOS as soloists, but ideally for the young Cello Orchestra / use in the Cello class etc.


Download Contents or Instructions:

PDF 1 – Tango World No.1 – All individual cello parts and General Score (8 pages in all)

PDF 2 – Tango World No.2 – All individual cello parts and General Score (14 pages in all)

PDF 3 – Tango World No.3 – All individual cello parts and General Score (14 pages in all)

PDF 4 – Tango World No.4 – All individual cello parts and General Score (13 pages in all)

PDF 5 – Tango World No-5 – All individual cello parts and General Score (19 pages in all) [Careful! MEDIUM-DIFFICULT]

PDF 6 – Tango World No.6 – All individual cello parts (20 pages in all)[Careful! DIFFICULT]

PDF 7 – Tango World No.6 – General Score (15 pages in all)[Careful! DIFFICULT]


It is possible to purchase the music to individual pieces in the web sections ‘2-3 Cellos’ or in ‘Easy Cello Ensembles’ but if you are interested in the entire collection purchase here for a discount!!


The individual pieces are titled:

Tango World No.1 – Little Tango

Tango World No.2 – Tango Song

Tango World No.3 – Energy Rock Tango

Tango World No.4 – Habanera dolce e intense

Tango World No.5 – Antaño (Yesteryear), Milonga

Tango World No.6 – Ricky’s Tricky Tango (comprising four separate movements, with the names: “Potency and Delivery” // “Tango Cadenzas” // “Tango Fugue: Ricky’s Fugue” // “Calling Ricky”)

The total performance duration, including very small pauses between pieces so as to organize the music for the following piece, is roughly 22 – 25 minutes.


General difficulty of the music – other brief Information:


Tango World is a series of pieces in tango style, or with certain tango influence, prepared by David Johnstone. Some of the pieces use tango melodic cells or fragments already composed by others but uniquely adapted to cellos, whilst others are totally original inventions of David Johnstone from the outset.

These pieces have been careful scored so as to be perfectly playable by elementary cellists (and especially relevant to Grades 1 to 5 in Great Britain, or ‘Grado Elemental’ in Spain). Hopefully you will consider these pieces as worthy musical ‘compositions’ and could be performed by cellists well above those afore mentioned levels – indeed right up to professional performance levels. They are not a set or suite as such; any piece or pieces can be performed separately or individually. However, they are also effective as a ‘tango celebration’ and can be presented in their entirety. However, these pieces go in an ascending order of difficulty, and a word of warning – piece number 6 is more suitable for higher level cellists (we are here looking at a full concert work set in  four movements, with more complex rhythms and musical ‘thrust’ including a tango fugue, and as such there is no ‘easy’ part!). If this piece is played by Cello Orchestra then maybe best for the “Cadenzas· section to be played by only one player each part.

Each piece might be played by three solo cellists, or by a small ensemble or by a large orchestra of cellists – Johnstone is fully convinced that any number of cellists (from 3 to 100!) could present this music in equally convincing fashion.


This musical creation was originally written for: Ricardo Alba Lago, Spanish cellist

Any known possible links of this music (audio, video, article etc.) –

Piece No.1 of this collection:

LittleTango; Cellocyl 2013:




Little Tango – Chamber Music Trek:

Tango World No.2 – “Tango Song” –
Tarragona Violoncels Ensemble, conducted by Rodolfo Zanni (2018)

P.S. If you ever record this music (preferably onto YouTube) we would be delighted to add YOUR link here and in the Audio-Video section of the Web …

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