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Copacabana e Ipanema for Saxophone Quartet


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPc-VbKrxQ

Hello everyone! Here I am again with a new chamber piece. This is the last part of a 5 movements work called "Cancoes Brasileiras" for Saxophone Quartet. I composed this piece after a trip I had to the beautiful Brazil and it's a sort of tribute to Villa-Lobos and Tom Jobim. Each movement has a really simple structure, hence the term "cancoes" (songs). This one in particular is a deconstruction of "Garota de Ipanema". I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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A very lively piece!  It seemed like you could have milked the E section for all it's worth to extend the length of the piece and give it a bit more development.  You rarely build longer melodies in this - it is mostly motivic - a feature that I enjoy about as it gives it a sort of brevity and conciseness - but it is hard to build a longer piece out of these kinds of short motifs.  When you do establish a longer melody it is quickly interrupted by the motifs instead of letting it develop into a longer phrase structure - maybe you intended to do that kind of juxtaposition (it is a cool idea) but at E especially it seemed like you could have taken the opportunity to develop the piece further.  Thanks for the great music!

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