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Tico-Tico no Fubá

Zequinha de Abreu / arr. Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk

Translated from the Portuguese as "Sparrow in the Cornmeal," Tico-Tico no Fubá  is a Brazilian choro song. Originally composed by Zequinha de Abreu, and arranged by Radmila Stojanović-Kiriluk, the familiar tune of Tico-Tico no Fubá is shared by both performers throughout this lively one piano, four hand duet. Performers are asked to tap rhythmically while the other performers at various points in the piece as the duet crescendos to an exciting conclusion. This is an excellent piece to expose students to cultural rhythms and melodies.

Series: The FJH Piano Ensemble Series Level: Late Intermediate
Arranger: Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk Voicing: Duet (Four Hands/One Piano)
Instrument: Piano Format: Sheets
Editor:  Subject: Arrangements
Theme: World Music/Multicultural Style: Contemporary