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Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $98.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Chimes
  • Chocalho/Shaker
  • Claves
  • Cuica
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Pandeiro
  • Rainstick
  • Repinique
  • Samba Whistle
  • Shekere
  • Snare/Shaker
  • Surdo, low and mid
  • Tambourin
  • Timbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

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Program Notes

At long last, Robert W. Smith continues his musical journey that began in western Africa years ago and now takes us to Brazil. Based upon authentic Afro-Brazilian percussion grooves, Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba comprises three musical sections illustrating the impact of the African experience on music of this part of the world. Beginning in northern Brazil with a ceremony, the piece transitions to Rio de Janeiro and the smooth sounds of the bossa nova. The piece concludes with the exciting sounds of Carnaval and the samba schools that fill the streets during the annual celebration.

- Program Note from publisher

For Jack Bullock, my mentor, friend, and "second father", with eternal gratitude on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

- Program Note from score


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