Compositions for soloist and piano
by Aquino&Vasconcellos

available to: flute, piccolo or G flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn,
trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass and marimba

A Taste of Brazil (Gosto de Brasil)

Santa Teresa

Seashore (Beira-mar)

A Taste of Brazil (Gosto de Brasil)

The "baião" 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 accordion (concertina), a zabumba (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 baião´s rich rhythm, with its articulated and syncopated melody. In the main part, the theme is reharmonized and developed in a more expressive and melancholic way. The beginning rhythm is then resumed and a canon section leads to the climax.


Treble Soloist Part for "A Taste of Brazil"           Bass Soloist Part for "A Taste of Brazil"  

Piano Part for "A Taste of Brazil"   

Audio files:

Flute and Piano  A Taste of Brazil for Flute and Piano (Intro/theme)   recorded by Beth Dias and Francisca Aquino

Bass and Piano (main theme) A Taste of Brazil for Bass and Piano (Intro/theme) recorded by Ricardo and Francisca

Bass and Piano (central section) A Taste of Brazil for Bass and Piano (Central section)