Free and editable transcription of the Juan D’Arienzo version of
La Cumparsita.

Cuarteto Tanguero has over 30 years of collective experience in transcribing, teaching, and performing golden age Argentine Tango Music.  We have accurate transcriptions of numerous golden age tangos we are working with copyright holders to release.  Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date and get a free copy of La Cumparsita in pdf, xml, and sib formats now.

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Ever since Ben Bogart start TangoJam back in 2005 as an educational resource for aspiring tango musicians he as been dedicated to bridging the gap between Buenos Aires and the rest of the world.

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About this score

  • Multiple formats including PDF, xml for import into finale or MuseScore, and sib for use with Sibelius version 6 and above.
  • Highly accurate transcription of the 1971 performance by Juan D’Arienzo’s orchestra.
  • Can be recorded and performed without any additional rights.

Tanguero Workshop (2016 at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music) participants performing this arrangement.

Cuarteto Tanguero

Cuarteto Tanguero’s album Guapeando debuted at number 8 on the Billboard world music charts in 2018. The ensemble performs and teaches argentine tango internationally and has performed and taught workshops at Indiana University and the Tainwan National University of the Arts.

In 2014 the group started the Tanguero Workshop for musicians at Indiana University Jacobs school of music to help aspiring tango musicians learn about Argentine Tango performance practice.  The Tanguero Workshop now happens every year at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.

Listen to Cuarteto Tanguero’s first recording of La Cumparsita from 200