Composer
AQUINO
Title
Taste of Brazil (Gosto de Brasil)
Instrumentation
alto flute, piano
Publisher
Assunto Grave
Grade
3
Product Code
37A1500AG001

A Taste of Brazil (Gost o de Brasil)by F. Aquino and R. Vasconcellos
For Alto Flute and Piano

The "baiao" is a typically Brazilian genre, originally from the northeastern region, characterized by a vibrant rhythm and a melancholic melody. Originally, the singer sings to the accompaniment of an accordian (concertina), a zambumba (big bass drum), and a triangle. The piece has a strong modal character , the use of the dorian being evident as the basic scale, and it presents two quite contrasting sections. The first part explores the baiao's rich rhythm, with its articulated and syncopated melody. In the second part, the theme is reharmonized and develoepd in a more expressive and melancholic way. The beginning rhythm is then resumed and a canonical section leads to the climax.

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