Ercaliffo: La Cumparsita - Sheet Music Download
Ercaliffo: La Cumparsita - Sheet Music Download
Ercaliffo: La Cumparsita - Sheet Music Download

Ercaliffo: La Cumparsita - Sheet Music Download

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Short Description: Sheet music as an arrangement of the tango classic "La Cumparsita" (Rodriguez) in the interpretation of Ercaliffo for ensemble

Licensed Territory: worldwide

Instrumentation: Band/Ensemble

Instruments: Piano, Accordion, Bandoneon, Strings, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, El. Bass, Drums, Percussion

Instrumentation Details: There are two violins: Vl 1 und Vl 2. The part of Vl 2 may played by an instrument in Bb (e.g. clarinet). There is a supplement part for this. The bass part may be played by violoncello instead of the double bass. There is a supplementary part for this, too.

Music by: Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodriguez

Level: 3 (of 5)

Pages: 33 (11 score + 5 parts)

Order No. 101-760-8004d

Guarantee: yes

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The instrumentation of the jazzinotes score is flexible (details in "Instruments"): The strings may be replaced by a string synthesizer, the bandoneon by accordion (or another melody instrument), the percussion may be played by the drums. All instruments are easy to play - exept the bandoneon.

La Cumparsita is probably the most famous tango. Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948 in Uruguay) ist the composer. A composer collegue (Miguel Villasboas) tells that Rodriguez sold the composition fo 50 Pesos to an Argentine editor. The same day he bet this sum on a horse an lost.

"La cumpersita" means "carnival parade". The tune was originalliy composed for this purpose: as a march for a "murga" (street group) of the carnival in Montevideo.

"Ercalilffo" is the pseudonym of the italian musician Franco Califano (1938-2013). He was composer, musician, producer, actor and writer.


We can transpose this tune for you. This is how it works:

1. Order it in the original version.

2. Order our article Transposition B.

3. Send an informal email to (subject:“Transposition”). In the email please indicate the title of the original as well as the key desired.

You’ll receive the transposition within a couple of days as a pdf file you can open using your password for the original version.