Category talk:Nazareth, Ernesto

All of Nazareth's scores are available as PDFs at this website. Click on "Todas as partituras". Rogerg

Although they are technically available for free access, they are almost certainly not permissible on IMSLP because they are all typesets, with what appears to be an enormous logo on each page. If you or anyone else is thinking of uploading any of them, please be sure to contact the owner of that site and get permission. KGill talk email 20:41, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

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)

Gnattali: SheetMusicPlus I don't know where you'd get anything by Osvaldo Gogliano (Vadico), though. Gnattali died in 1988 and Vadico in 1962, so we can't exactly post anything on here. As for de Arbeu - do you possibly mean Zequinha Abreu (1880-1935)? KGill talk email 01:00, 20 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:

  • Tico-Tico no Fubá (da Arbeau)
  • Vaidoso N. 1 (Gnattali)
  • Conversa de Botequim (Rosa/Vadico)
  • Teclas e Dodos (Freitas)
  • Feitiço da Villa (Rosa/Vadico)
  • Batuque (Fernandez)

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: 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

Good - thanks for that address in Brazil - I will keep a note of it. (I am in Australia, not the U.S.; but I suppose Australia will have something equivalent to the international postal coupons you menion.)
That C.D. I mentioned is good for Nazareth's music; but those other 6 pieces I mentioned are highly recommended too, for anyone interested in Brazilian piano music, or just in good piano music generally. I haven't heard them for a long time, but I do recall they were good - some of them very fast and quite exciting, really, very impressive - a lot more modern in style than Nazareth.
Thanks for the information. M.J.E. 10:15, 29 March 2010 (UTC)