Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Brazilian folk songs
Arranger:   Lon Beery & Elisa Dekaney
Publisher:   Carl Fischer
Edition:   CM9251
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Beery and Dekaney’s arrangement pairs two songs: Peixe Vivo features the men and the soprano sections, and Pirulito utilizes a more homophonic texture. In recent years, Carl Fischer has made an effort to be consumer friendly in helping music educators teach the choral score with “part-by-part” recordings available for download, allowing students to rehearse on their own. Another valuable feature is a comprehensive Portuguese pronunciation guide found within the front cover.