Several people have asked if we can play a certain song for them. We would love to do that!
Unfotunately, there isn’t always an arrangement to be found and that means a lot of work putting together at least 4 parts (bandoneon, piano, violin and double bass). Ideally we would then expand that to the full orchestra.
Just how much work is that? Well, we pay a good transcriber $100 for every minute of music they transcribe for us. Luckily, most tango tunes are right around 3 mins. So that tune you want us to play no one has bothered to transcribe yet? About $300 for the arrangement.
Would you like to pick a song and pay for it to be added to our repertoire? There are a couple of ways to do that.
- Some transcribers and arrangers already have pieces they've completed they sell for as little as $50.
- We can hire someone to do the transcriptions, though if several pieces are requested we can probably get a break on the per minute price.
- Send us an email with the song you're interested in having us play and we'll get back to you about the cost.