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Tico-Tico no Fubá is the renowned Brazilian choro music piece composed by Zequinha de Abreu (né José Gomes de Abreu) in 1917. Its original title was Tico-Tico no Farelo, but since Brazilian guitarist Américo Jacomino Canhoto (1889–1928) had a work with the same title, Abreu's work was given its present name in 1931.
Choro (literally translated meaning lament) is also popularly known as chorinho in the affectionate diminutive form of Brazilian Portuguese. "Fubá" is a type of maize flour, and "tico-tico" is the name of a bird, the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis). Hence, "tico-tico no fubá" means "sparrow in the cornmeal".
Tico-Tico no Fubá was recorded and made popular internationally by Carmen Miranda (who performed it onscreen in Copacabana (1947)) and Ray Conniff. It was also heard in the 1942 Disney animated film Saludos Amigos.
- Program Note by Wikipedia
This concert band arrangement pays homage to the original choro ensemble by using the woodwinds for much of the melody. The brass and percussion often provide the rhythm and groove of the piece. The arrangement was written by Japanese composer Naohiro Iwai. Most of Iwai’s career was spent as a jazz and pop performer and composer. He has made an effort to bring these styles to groups like wind ensembles, brass ensembles, and orchestras that more often play in the Classical style.
- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 22 August 2019
- Audio: Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown
- Audio CD: Rekkenze Brass - 2005
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- United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor) - 29 July 2021
- Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) - 22 April 2021
- Luther Burbank High School (San Antonio, Tx.) Band (Hector Trevino, conductor) - 12 February 2021 (2021 TMEA Conference, San Antonio) (Virtual)
- Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) - 15 December 2020
- United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan Nowlin, conductor) - 22 August 2019
- University of South Florida (Tampa) Wind Ensemble (Marc Sosnowchik, conductor) – 24 February 2019
- Roberts Wesleyan College (Chili, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Paul Shewan, conductor) – 14 February 2019
- Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Brunner, conductor) – 29 April 2018
- Henry (Tx.) Middle School Band (Robert Herrings, conductor) - 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
- Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.) Wind Symphony (Lafe Cook, conductor) - 8 March 2017 (82nd Annual ABA National Convention)
- Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) - 24 May 2015
- James Logan High School (Union City, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Adam R. Wilke, conductor) - 20 February 2015 (2015 CMEC Conference, Fresno)
- Windstars Ensemble (Toru Miura, conductor) - December 2014 (Wind Band Association of Singapore Youth Band Festival 2014)
- L'Orchestra di fiati dell'Alta Umbria - 16 March 2014
Works for Winds by This Composer
- La Wummba (arr. Andraschek) (2014)
- Tico Tico (arr. Iwai) (1917/1992)
- Tico Tico (arr. Klarfeld) (1917/2016)
- Tico Tico (arr. Marlatt) (1917/2001)
- Tico-Tico no Fubá (arr. Shaw) (1917/2019)
- Abreu, Z.; Iwai, N. (]199-?]. Tico Tico [score]. De Haske: Heerenveen, Holland
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "José Gomes Zequinha Abreu." Accessed 19 February 2015
- Condensed perusal score
- Tico Tico no Fubá, Wikipedia