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Four Sambas (score & parts) - BSN/GUITAR or 2BSN/GUITAR or BSN/PN

Composer: Rosa, Noel

Publisher: Accolade (Germany)

Edition: 57321


Four Sambas
for bassoon and guitar (or two bassoons and guitar, or bassoon and piano)
by Noel Rosa (1910-1937) - Brazilian songwriter, singer, and guitar/mandolin player
I. Ultimo desejo (My last will)
II. Palpite Infeliz (Unhappy hint)
III. Conversa de Botequim (Bar chat)
IV. Tres Apitos (Three whistles)


Arranged by Ricardo Rapoport. These arrangements were primarily intended for two bassoons and guitar with the melody line in the 1st bassoon, a typical Brazilian 7-stringed guitar bass line (called Baixaria) for a 2nd bassoon (or a guitar) and the harmonic/rhythmic basis for the guitar. These arrangements are also suitable for bassoon and guitar, with the guitar simply playing the harmonic/rhythmic bass line and chords, as written or simplified, as suggested here. In this configuration, the addition of a pandeiro and a cavaquinho (the Brazilian small 4-string guitar) is strongly recommended. 

The piano version should be considered as style exercises, since samba pianists will certainly never naturally play this kind of bass that is intrinsic to the guitar. Pianists will provide a basic rhythmic/harmonic structure. No articulation is given for the left hand and pianists should see the other parts for some suggestions. They should also feel free to change or eliminate notes, or rearrange this version as they wish.