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