Trio de Janeiro

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Tropical, breezy, refreshing, and fun all describe this mixed level trio! It sounds much harder than it is, and is a tremendous recital hit!


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Trio de Janeiro is a smooth bossa nova by James L. King III for 1 piano, 6 hands that is as tropical and fresh as a pineapple-mango-banana smoothie on a summer day! The three parts are written for different levels of students, so siblings (who are typically at different levels) can practice and play this piece together. (Tickets to Brazil not included, but close your eyes and you just might feel like you are there!)

The Primo part is for late elementary students: it moves between C and D 5-finger positions and has occasional accidentals.

The Secondo part is for early intermediate students. It does not stay within a 5-finger position, has accidentals.

The Terzo part is for elementary students. It stays within the C 5-finger position.

Individual parts and a combined score are included for maximum flexibility.

Key: C Major

Mood: relaxed, happy

Pedagogy: bossa nova rhythms, ensemble playing

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1 review for Trio de Janeiro

  1. bloom.musicnotes

    My trio students love this piece because it is so catchy. I love it because it is designed for success. The three ability levels works to make ensemble playing possible from the get go. We’ve also enjoyed getting to know more about bossa nova as well as about Rio de Janeiro. There are several memorable motifs that recur, making the piece a good vehicle for studying form and balance. Trio de Janeiro has been an excellent investment.

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