Concert band - Grade 4
Composed by Kees Vlak (1938-). Original Compositions/Countries. Molenaar Original Compositions. Recorded on Paris Chansons (ML.311048720). Full set. Duration 10 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012384100).
Item Number: ML.012384100
The title in Portuguese means 'The Birds of Brazil'. However, the composer actually refers to the inhabitants of that beautiful country. Brazil is a melting pot of several human races: among the ancestors of the Brazilians were negroes, indians, whites and even Chinese. This mixture often produced really beautiful men and women with various musical gifts: the rythm of the negroes, the melancholy of the indians and the elaborate harmonics of the whites. Part 1: 'Passaros Colorides' (Multicoloured Birds) - Sometimes the composer uses this title literally by imitating some amazon-bird by means of an ocarina (or pan flute). Part 2: 'Pomba Triste' (Sad Pigeon) - This music makes us think of girls dancing the samba Part 3: 'Os Passaros no Carnaval' (The Carnival Birds) - This is a lively samba we know so well from the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. The 'Carnival Birds' and the typical samba rhythm leading to a spontaneous melody sung by all carnival goers.