There re four pieces in one octavo: 1. morena bonita; 2.dende trapia; 3.bumba chora; 4. eu vou; 1 & 2 are recorded on CD-05: One World, Many Voices, Volume 3.
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.