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Tony Moreira

Tony Moreira

General Info

Year: 2020
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (4-5 players), including:

  • Cajon
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree (or Bell Tree)
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Nordestina was influenced by music of the region by the same name in Northeastern Brazil. The work reflects a style called baião, characterized by a simple driving rhythmic pattern (tresillo) played on a low drum (zabumba). In original form, the rhythm was accompanied by a contrasting pattern on a triangle and improvisation by flute or accordion. Baião was a lesser-known musical style associated with rural cultures until experiencing mainstream popularity in the mid-twentieth century.

Nordestina, a musical tribute to Moreira’s early Brazilian influences, was commissioned in the fall of 2019 and was premiered by the Belmont University Wind Ensemble on February 7, 2020.

- Program Note from composer

"Nordestina" is Portuguese for "northeastern."

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Belmont University (Nashville) Wind Ensemble (Barry Kraus, conductor) – 7 February 2020 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Tony Moreira, personal correspondence, February 2020