All of Nazareth's scores are available as PDFs at this website. Click on "Todas as partituras". http://ernestonazareth.com.br/ Rogerg
It's a bit off the topic - but does anyone know where I could get scores (printed or on-line) by other Brazilian composers, such as Gnattali, de Arbeu, Rosa/Vadico, or other similar ones? Years ago, I found half a dozen pieces by assorted composers, including these, on a C.D. of mainly Nazareth's music played by Arthur Moreira Lima, and I wanted to get the music for them to play myself, but never thought I'd ever find them.
Does anyone happen to know? Thanks. (I don't mean only free scores - I'm prepared to pay for them.) M.J.E. 19:39, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't say it, but I was after piano music, and the Sheet Music Plus site has only guitar pieces by Gnattali. (I guess I carelessly assumed the piano bit was understood because I mentioned pianist Arthur Moreira Lima.)
You are right about Arbeu - the source I used did put "da" in front of his name (which I carelessly typed as "de"). The piece I meant is the well-known "Tico-Tico no Fubá", but it is probably a particular virtuoso arrangement of it, not a more run-of-the-mill simplified version. I don't think it's any of the ones listed on the Sheet Music Plus site.
I will list the pieces:
I would be glad if anyone could give me ideas on where to find them - or probably any other pieces in similar style by these composers. (I don't necessarily think it will be possible to put them in this site.) Thanks. M.J.E. 11:34, 20 March 2010 (UTC
The National Library of Brazil will send you a photocopy of anything you want if you include an international postal coupon(available at a U.S. post office)for each piece. This is their address:
Fundacao Biblioteca Nacional Divisao de Musica e Arquivo Sonoro Rua de Imprensa,16-3 andar Centro-Rio de Janeiro-Brasil Cep: 20.030-120
They also have a website now and are making some works available online but it is in Portuguese and I have never been able to navigate it to find anything: http://bndigital.bn.br/ I have a copy of "Tico-Tico" which I believe I got from them several years ago. It approximates the difficulty of piece by Joplin or Nazareth, certainly no more, but I wouldn't call it a simplifed version; probably the original piano version (but I would think that Lima would probably add some improvisation), bearing a copyright of 1941 but because they are a library, providing access to individuals, I don't think copyright restrictions necessarily apply to them (their purpose is to disseminate the music of Brasil). Also, the composer name on the music is Zequinha Abreu. Rogerg