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Floraux - OB/CL/BSN

Composer: Nazareth, Ernesto

Publisher: Klompenberg, Martin Van

Edition: 71562


for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

by Ernesto Nazareth

arranged by Martin J. Van Klompenberg - American bassoonist and composer


Ernesto Julio de Nazareth was a prominent pianist and composer Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He first began piano lessons as a young child with his mother, Carolina da Cunha, and continued his musical education following her death. By the age of
fourteen, Nazareth has published his first original composition and had begun regular performances in Brazil. Throughout his life, he was recognized as a prominent Brazilian educator, composer and performer, presenting many of his own compositions at performances and recitals.

His output consists of more than two hundred compositions, including nearly ninety “Brazilian tangos,” as Nazareth referred to them. These works were primarily Choros and Lundus but Nazareth wanted his work to be labeled like the highly popular Argentine tangos of the time. His tangos are heavily influenced by
African rhythms and ragtime, as well as European harmonies.

Floraux was premiered by Nazareth in 1909 and dedicated to the music and literary guild Cercle Floraux. It endures as one of the most often performed works by Nazareth, having been commercially recorded nearly two dozen times.