Samba Di Janeiro by Moreira / Zenker. Arranged by F. Schonfeld. For Concert Band. Real Big Band Sound / Arrangements of Modern Light Music / Samba. Real Big Band Sound. Grade 5. Score and Parts. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012597030).
The infernal and extremely rhythmical "Samba di Janeiro" was a hit made popular by the group Bellini years ago. A driving and exotic sounding percussion introduction is followed by a most compelling theme that everybody recognises at once and that will make you jump up and dance. The rather quiet, mesmerising, middle part aims to let you catch your breath, but soon that intoxicating rhythm returns and there you go again.