Carnaval in São Paulo

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James Barnes

James Barnes

Subtitle: A Short Encore for Symphonic Band, op. 102, no. 5

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $8.75


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Metal Shaker
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraslap
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Carnaval in São Paulo by James Barnes is a fun samba that celebrates the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval. It highlights each section of the band and, while challenging, rhythmically along with four different keys, it allowed our young students to work on music that they and their audiences can enjoy

- Program Note by Shallowater Middle School Symphonic Band concert program, 13 February 2015

Dedicated to all the students in the Senzoku Gakuen Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

- Program note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Louisville (Ky.) Community Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 18 November 2022
  • Rochester (Mich.) Community Concert Band (Paul F. DeRubeis, conductor) - 15 March 2022
  • University of Louisville Concert Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 21 February 2017
  • University of Central Florida Symphonic Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 19 April 2016
  • Austin (Tex.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 3 April 2016
  • Shallowater (Texas) Middle School Symphonic Band (Tammy Summersgill, conductor) - 13 February 2015 (2015 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Grisham Middle School (Austin, Tx.) Honors Band (Ron Pierce, conductor) – 18 December 2003 (2003 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Barnes, J. (2003). Carnaval in São Paulo: A Short Encore for Symphonic Band, op. 12, no. 5 [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Texas.