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Brazilian Folk Dance Suite

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Adapted and arranged by William E Rhoads

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General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


1. The Painter of Cannahay - 1:50
2. A Picture to Remember - 2:08
3. Fiesta Quickstep! - 2:36


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Claves
  • Guiro
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Brazilian Folk Dance Suiteconsists of three folk songs freely adapted for concert band and set in dance forms native to Brazil -- the bossa nova, the beguine, and the quickstep. Ech dance is quite straightforwardand presents no rhythmic or technical problems.

-Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Maryland: III
  • Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Rhoads, W. (1986). Brazilian Folk Dance Suite [score]. Neil A. Kjos Co.; San Diego, Calif.