La Partida -Traditional Venezuela

WOW – until a few years ago – I had never heard of a Tango Vals (Waltz). This one was brought to me by a Tex/Mex accordion player! I wrote it out and after a few students learned to play it – I totally forgot all about it – until I was looking for songs for a Malango dance – and there it was in my Tango folder!

Listen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWay7VQ_lZM

Please watch the phrasing and match the tempo from the video – there is alot of RUBATO – have fun!!! Because of the key – I will have to label this one Level 3.

Link – La Partida – Tango Vals

Link – La Partida – Tango Vals Key of C

About the Composer:

Carlos Bonnet (sometimes Carlos Bonet) (October 29, 1892 – January 16, 1983) was a Venezuelan composer, orchestra conductor, and militar.

Bonnet was born in Villa de Cura, Estado Aragua, Venezuela, on October 29, 1892. He studied in the Escuela Musical Militar Infantil. He conducted the Venezuelan Army Number One Brigade music band, and was the dean of the Venezuelan Military Orchestra School.

On December 9, 1930, Bonnet conducted the Radio Caracas Radio (RCR) orchestra for the RCR official inauguration.

As a composer, he wrote multiple songs, including “Quitapesares”, “La Partida” (Venezuelan waltz), “El trabadedos”, “Refranero”, “La tierra de mi querer”, “Overellas de un pampero”, “Negra la quiero” and others.