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Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - Saxophone Quartet

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By Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Antonio Carlos Jobim. Arranged by Alexander L Burden. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by Burden Music (H0.179269-679060).

Item Number: H0.179269-679060

Genre: Bossa Nova, Jazz

Length: 3:15

Instrumentation: Saxophone Quartet (SATB)

Corcovado (known in English as Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1960. English lyrics were later written by Gene Lees. The Portuguese title refers to the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Andy Williams's recording of the song in English reached #92 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 1965.

The Composer:

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.

The Arranger:


Alexander Burden is a Florida born, professional musician and music educator residing in Southwest Florida. There, he is the music teacher at Westside Elementary in Clewiston. Concurrent with his duties at Westside, he also teaches private and group instrumental music lessons and preforms regularly with various professional ensembles throughout Southwest Florida. Burden holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an instrumental concentration from the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. There he studied under world renowned saxophonist Mario Bernardo. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree with a Music Education and Saxophone Performance concentration from Eastern Florida State College where he was a student of James Bishop. During his time at the Bower School of music, he served as principle saxophonist in the FGCU Wind Orchestra, lead alto in the Jazz Band Flight: Jazz at FGCU, and played soprano saxophone in the Bower Saxophone Quartet. Alexander was selected to play tenor saxophone in the 2017 National Intercollegiate Band as well as principle alto saxophone in the 2017 Florida All-State Intercollegiate Band and tenor saxophone in the 2016 Florida All-State Intercollegiate Band. In November of 2015, Alexander participated in a critically acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the FGCU Wind Orchestra.

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