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Oscar Escalada

Living in: Argentinia

Oscar Escalada selects the pieces for the series of Latin American Choral Music, and often contributes to it as composer or arranger. He is Professor of Conducting and Composition at the Conservatory of La Plata, and a researcher at the University of La Plata (Argentina). He is the founder and conductor of Coral del Nuevo Mundo (New World's Chorale), a group that was invited to perform at the 1998 ACDA Central Division Convention in Detroit, and to sing Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the Jubilee of 2000. He also founded the Children's Choir of Teatro Argentino of La Plata in 1988.

Professor Escalada has been invited to give lectures and workshops, and to adjudicate all over Argentina, the United States, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, England, Greece, and Germany. He is Vice President of the Argentine Association for Choral Music, a member of the Musical Committee of the America Cantat Festivals, and the Choral Festival of Munich, Germany. In recognition of his choral achievements, he received one of three hundred medals coined for the Tercentennial Anniversary of the foundation of Yale University.

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Oscar Escalada : Latin American Choral Series  : SATB : Sheet Music : Oscar Escalada

Oscar Escalada : Latin American Choral Series

A wonderful collection of contemporary Latin American choral music selected by noted Argintian conductor and composer Oscar Escalada. "La Chaparrita " is a brisk Venezuelan folk melody and is fun to sing and includes the vocal imitation of a typical pattern played on a "cuarto". "Candomble", from Uruguay, is written in a rhythm very close to the tango and the habanera. "La Ninez De America" is based on a poem of Argentinian poet Alberto del Carril and is inspired by the Incas. "Cancion Con Todos " is a two-part song based on two different rhythms. The first part is calm and recognizes each area of the Americas with characteristic elements such as copper for Chile, sun for Peru etc. The second part is rhythmic and exultant with the hope of bringing all the peoples of Latin America to sing together!

Songlist: La Chaparrita , Candomble , Cancion Con Todos, Se Equivoco La Paloma (The Dove Was Wrong), La Ninez De America, La Chaparrita , Candomble

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Voicing: SATB | 9214b | Sheet Music | $8.50 | A Cappella


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Candomble  : SSATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8802

Oscar Escalada : Candomble

Candomble is written in a rhythm very close to the tango and the habanera. Some Latin American music has been influenced by or developed from African rhythms, as in this piece. Candomble is a dance from the Rio de la Plata; now it is heard in Uruguay, where they usually play it with drums of different sizes. This dance was known in Argentina, where it was also called Candomble.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8802


Dime Que Hay en Tus Ojos : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 9141 : 8402704340

Oscar Escalada : Dime Que Hay en Tus Ojos

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9141


Guanchi Torito (Little Orphan Calf) : SSA : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 6338 : 8402701926

Oscar Escalada : Guanchi Torito (Little Orphan Calf)

This exciting work is based on two sources: a traditional Spanish song and a traditional Creole-Argentenian song. The opening has a slow tempo and wimple rhythms, followed by a lively, celebrative dance. The percussion builds throughout, beginning with a triangle and tom-tom, then adds tambourine, and ends with everybody's favorite - the vibraslap.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6338


Hanacpachap : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8786 : 8402700350

Oscar Escalada : Hanacpachap

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Peru

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8786


Invierno Poerteno : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8944 : 8402700102

Oscar Escalada : Invierno Poerteno

It has been said that you can see Buenos Aires while listening to Astor Piazzolla's music. This is one of his talents that sets him apart from other composers. Piazzolla made a revolution with the tango, which created many problems for him in his country (traditionalists did not accept his music as tango). But everybody finally accepted his changes because his music put the Argentine dance, the tango, at the highest level.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8944


Libertango : SSA : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 6353 : 8402702271

Oscar Escalada : Libertango

The highly anticipated treble arrangement! Astor Piazzolla is known around the world for his creative works incorporating the traditional sounds and rhythms of the Argentinian tango. Oscar Escalada masterfully uses nonsense syllables to give singers the opportunity to lend their voices to this delightful work. A guaranteed audience pleaser!

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6353


Libertango : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8929 : 8402701328

Oscar Escalada : Libertango

It has been said that you can see Buenos Aires while listening to Astor Piazzolla's music. This is one of his talents that sets him apart from other composers. Piazzolla made a revolution with the tango, which created many problems for him in his country (traditionalists did not accept his music as tango). But everybody finally accepted his changes because his music put the Argentine dance, the tango, at the highest level.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8929


Manchai Puito (Two Little Doves) : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8758

Oscar Escalada : Manchai Puito (Two Little Doves)

Manchai Puito ( Two Little Doves) is a quichua (Indian) folksong from the rural part of Argentina near the Andes mountains. It is somewhat like the gaucho folksongs. The gauchos were of mixed Spanish and Indian heritage. They worked as cattle herders and are still celebrated by stories and songs because they were the heroes of the Pampas, the grassy plains around Buenos Aires. Gauchos were very honest and independent men. Like the cowboys of North America, a gaucho would sing to keep himself company as he worked alone on the plains. He would wear a fringed poncho, bombachas (baggy pants), a belt ornamented with silver coins, leather boots, and spurs.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8758


Milonguera : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8898 : 8402701299

Oscar Escalada : Milonguera

Milonguera comes from the word milonga, which is a rhythm very close to the tango. The area of the milonga is Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oscar Escalda has built this exuberant work on a rhythmic pattern and its variations. The words are phenomes (nonsense words) created to get just the right effect with the rhythms.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8898


Mudanzas : SSA : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 6243

Oscar Escalada : Mudanzas

The malambo is an Argentinean gaucho dance. It is performed only by men. The gauchos were of mixed Spanish and Indian heritage. They worked as cattle herders and are still celebrated by stories and songs because they were the heroes of the Pampas, the grassy plains around Buenos Aires. Gauchos were very honest and independent men. The two dancers perform a kind of fight: the first dancer "draws" a figure with his feet that must be repeated by the second one. When it is the second dancer's turn, he will draw another figure which must be duplicated by the first dancer. The figures are called mudanzas. The dance is over when one of the dancers cannot repeat the drawing of the other or cannot think of a new drawing.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6243


Mudanzas (Variations on the Malambo) : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8950 : 8402700083

Oscar Escalada : Mudanzas (Variations on the Malambo)

The malambo is an Argentinean gaucho dance. It is performed only by men. The gauchos were of mixed Spanish and Indian heritage. They worked as cattle herders and are still celebrated by stories and songs because they were the heroes of the Pampas, the grassy plains around Buenos Aires. Gauchos were very honest and independent men. The two dancers perform a kind of fight: the first dancer "draws" a figure with his feet that must be repeated by the second one. When it is the second dancer's turn, he will draw another figure which must be duplicated by the first dancer. The figures are called mudanzas. The dance is over when one of the dancers cannot repeat the drawing of the other or cannot think of a new drawing. Also arranged for SSAA A Cappella

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8950


Otono Porteno : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8945 : 8402700043

Oscar Escalada : Otono Porteno

It has been said that you can see Buenos Aires while listening to Astor Piazzolla's music. This is one of his talents that sets him apart from other composers. Piazzolla made a revolution with the tango, which created many problems for him in his country (traditionalists did not accept his music as tango). But everybody finally accepted his changes because his music put the Argentine dance, the tango, at the highest level.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8945


Pala-Pala : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8989 : 8402700589

Oscar Escalada : Pala-Pala

Pala-pala (Raven) is a joyful song that is most fun when the singers (or dancers) make movements to fit the words, including pala-pala (raven), chuna (wading bird), and ampatu (toad). For instance, for the raven, dancers would move their arms and heads to imitate the wings of the raven.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8989


Pregones del Altiplano : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 9017 : 8402701366

Oscar Escalada : Pregones del Altiplano

Pregones del Altiplano (common cries from the Andean mesas) uses the carnavalito rhythm of a very common dance in an area called Altiplano. The Altiplano is in the northern part of Argentina and Bolivia, south of Peru, and north of Chile. It has recently been designated Patrinoio de la Humanidad because of its tradition and aborigine heritage.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9017


Primavera Poertena : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8943 : 8402700103

Oscar Escalada : Primavera Poertena

It has been said that you can see Buenos Aires while listening to Astor Piazzolla's music. This is one of his talents that sets him apart from other composers. Piazzolla made a revolution with the tango, which created many problems for him in his country (traditionalists did not accept his music as tango). But everybody finally accepted his changes because his music put the Argentine dance, the tango, at the highest level.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8943


Reminiscense : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 9062 : 8402701937

Oscar Escalada : Reminiscense

Gentle tango rhythms and modern harmonies infuse this folk-like tune. Sopranos carry the melody while Basses emulate rich pizzicatos, providing a deliberate, forward motion. Altos and Tenors fill out the texture, evoking sounds of bowed strings, the bandoneon, and the guitar. Lyrics are simple, easy to learn syllables; rhythms are straightforward, with a clear pulse. A great choice for introducing your choir to Latin American music!

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9062


Santafecino de Veras : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8804

Oscar Escalada : Santafecino de Veras

Santafecino de versa is a chamame, a people's joyful dance from the eastern part of Argentina, an area called Litoral. The dancers put their cheeks together, looking at the same side. They take each other's hands extended ahead, and they dance together with an up and down movement, as if they were jumping. Sometimes they like to shout in a very high tune, which called sapucay, a Guarani language word.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada | Country: Argentina

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8804


Verano Porteno : SATB : Oscar Escalada : Sheet Music : 8774 : 8402701148

Oscar Escalada : Verano Porteno

It has been said that you can see Buenos Aires while listening to Astor Piazzolla's music. This is one of his talents that sets him apart from other composers. Piazzolla made a revolution with the tango, which created many problems for him in his country (traditionalists did not accept his music as tango). But everybody finally accepted his changes because his music put the Argentine dance, the tango, at the highest level.

Arranger: Oscar Escalada

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8774

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