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April in Portugal

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Raul Ferrão

Raul Ferrão (arr. William Schoenfield)


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General Info

Year: 1947
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

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Program Notes

April in Portugal is a popular song, also named "The Whisp'ring Serenade." The music was written by Raul Ferrão with Portuguese lyrics by José Galhardo as a fado named Coimbra, about the city of that name, in 1947. English lyrics written by Jimmy Kennedy were set to the music, though many of the most popular versions of the song were instrumentals. It is one of the signature songs of Portuguese singer and fadista Amália Rodrigues. It was also recorded in French by the tenor Luís Piçarra.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Bellefonte (Penn.) Community Band (Joshua Long, conductor) - 22 April 2018


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