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While nearly all of our musical offerings in the Channellheimmer Oompah Band are either waltzes or polkas, we do get requests for an occasional tango (evidently oompah crowds like tangoes — everyone dances them — who knew??). We only had two tangoes in the book, and one of them was awful, so I figured I could do better, creating this piece. I named it after my “significant other,” Rosemary Forrest (a very talented potter and writer).


As with all of these Octoberfest Dances (link), everyone gets major time with the melody, there are interesting countermelodies and challenging “end-of-phrase” licks — and it is very danceable.


The Tango para Rosemary for quintet is published by the Cimarron Music Press and can be ordered at


The mP3 audio is from my CD The Ball Pin Duo salutes “The Captain” and can be ordered from my CD recordings page

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