dende trapia (satb)

Catalog ID: S-183
Translation: the coconut is about to fall
First Line: coco dende trapia ta no jeitinho de embola!
Composer: ronaldo miranda
Author: brazilian folk song
Voicing: satb
Accompaniment: a cappella
Language: portuguese
Country: brazil
Other: 2003 cd05 south america


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#2 of ''suite nordestina''; 1. morena bonita; 3.bumba chora; 4. eu vou; recorded on cd-05.  All four pieces are in one octavo.


Ronaldo Miranda finished his Suite Nordestina in 1982.  Suite Nordestina (Northeastern Suite) is a four-movement choral suite freely based on folk melodies from Northeastern Brazil.  Because of its folk content, the arrangements have a certain nationalistic flavor with simple harmonies and syncopated rhythmic patterns.  It is also interesting to notice the presence of the embolada style in the second and fourth movements.  Embolada is a poetic-musical process from the coastal areas of NE Brazil characterized by a somewhat declamatory melody, very fast and repetitive passages, and a comical text.  

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