Symphony n.1


Partitura

Sinfonia n.1  (Um Sonho Brasileiro)

  • Movimento 1: Alegro – Frevo Maracatu – Uma Noite
  • Movimento 2: Adagio – Toada – Ela Deseja
  • Movimento 3: Andante – Choro Samba – Aeroporto
  • Movimento 4: Vivo – Baião –  Outra Noite

(Classic symphonic format, with Brazilian themes and poly-modal harmonies.)

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• Full recording of Premiere by the National Theater Orchestra:

Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro (OSTHCS) Brasília, conducted by Cláudio Cohen. March 18th 2014.

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• Check video of complete performance by the Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp:

Conducted by Cinthia Alireti. Recorded April 9th 2014. Teatro Castro Mendes, Campinas SP – Brazil

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Review of Symphony n.1 Premiere on Brazilian TV network Rede Globo:

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Score and Parts available for performance upon request.

 

Instrumentation:

1 Piccolo
1 Flute
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets in Bb
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
1 Tuba
Timpani (4 kettles)
3 Percussionists
Violins I, II
Violas
Cellos
Basses

 

(I have provided slightly reduced arrangements for smaller orchestras. Please don’t hesitate to contact if your ensemble is short on horns, tuba, trombone, or percussionist. I also have an adaptation of the first movement for String Orchestra or String Octet.)

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Percussion Set:

Percussion Player 1:
Bass Drum
Djembe
Crash Cymbal
Caxixis (straw shakers)
Bird Whistles #2B (Uru)

Percussion Player 2:
Snare Drum (wodden, large 6.5′)
Zabumba (similar to a small marching band bass drum)
Brazilian Tamborim (small drum with metal rim)
Caxixis
Xequerê
Bird Whistles #2A (Inhambu)

Percussion Player 3
Suspended Cymbals
Wood Blocs
Triangle (large, forró type – play with rh mute – up down strokes)
Caxixis
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Performance History:

• World Premiere March 18th 2014.

Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro. Under the baton of maestro Claudio Cohen. Teatro Pedro Calmon, SMU. 20hs Brasília, DF. Brazil

 

• Performances by the Oquestra Sinfonica da UniCamp, conducted by Cinthia Alireti:

April 3, 9 and 10th 2014

04/03 – Auditório do Departamento do Medicina da UniCamp. 04/09 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas e 04/10 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 

Campinas, Sãp Paulo – Brazil

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Also check: Orchestral MusicChamber Music and Soundtracks.

 

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