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Two Brazilian Dances for Wind Quintet

Composer
Year of composition
2002
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Wind quintet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Note: This score is at sounding pitch. Parts available upon request.

Two Brazilian Dances for Wind Quintet (8:00):
I. Bossa Nova quase uma Passacaglia (3:35)
II. Samba Contrapont?stica (4:20)

Commentary by Left Brain vs. Right Brain: LB: "Two Brazilian Dances for Wind Quintet (Duas Dan?as Brasileiras, in Portuguese) are a Bossa Nova and a Samba, with many other elements. Bossa Nova quase uma Passacaglia is built upon a repeated 4-bar chord progression and bass figure. A sultry 4-bar motif is varied and grows into a 16-bar theme, as the music evolves into almost a sonata movement." RB: "The exotic low ranges of flute and oboe made me wonder: how low can they go? Did you know that Bossa Nova was the mother of Casanova?" LB: "No, the Bossa Nova evolved from the Samba in the 1950s. Samba Contrapont?stica is a lively rondo, with a fugue as a central development section." RB: "A fugue in a samba! Who'd 'a' thunk it? O Carnaval do Brasil em miniatura – meets the concert hall."

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