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Suite Norte Nordeste

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Joachim França


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General Info

Year: 1980
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Modern wind bands in Brazil are treated like rock stars. Brazilian band music, with its rhythmic vitality and unforgettable melodies thrive in many areas such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Scored for large symphonic band with electric bass, Suíte Norte Nordeste embodies Brazilian band music at its exuberant best.

There are two traditional Brazilian dances exemplified in this work. Found in the northern state of Pará in Brazil, “Carimbó” is classified as an indigenous dance and reflects artistic expression of the Amazonian culture. Typically, the women wear long, colorful skirts with large floral stamps, and men and women dance together in a circle to the beat of a few simple yet rhythmic instruments. Considered a fundamental part of forro, “Baião” mixes various music and dance cultures from African, European and indigenous societies. Mostly found in the state of Pernambuco, it is often considered a rural dance. The music is kept simple yet lively with instruments such as the zabumba, the dance usually performed in pairs or in a group.

- Program Note by John Stanley Ross


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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Appalachian State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 23 April 2018