Originally for cello and piano, then Bb clarinet and piano, and now for bass clarinet and piano. The suave of the Tango captured in the low range of the bass clarinet and the idea that the players must mold a relationship between the piano and bass clarinet. Throughout this work the rich low range of the bass clarinet can be heard even though typically the bass can act and is used as a tenor voice. Does the horn have to be restricted to the higher more advanced range? There is nothing wrong with enjoying the low rich sounds and Tango highlights this beautifully. Though Tango has its moments in the higher range they are brief and not overly complex.
Note by Frankie Dascola