Recently I have dicovered a great waltz by Pixinguinha and have started to practice this tune.
I have found four videos including two videos with the clarinet quintet Quinteto Madeira de Vento and one with violin and accordeon.
My favorite version ist the version by the LGEM Trio with flute, guitar and percussion. This trio makes a big difference between the slow first part of the waltz and the faster second and third parts, which makes listening to Agradecendo very interesting. I do also like the guitar part of this version.
The LGEM Trio – Pixinguinha – Agradecendo, valsa
The LGEM Trio – Live in Concert
October 9, 2005
Miami Lakes United Methodist Church
The LGEM Trio
Robert David Billington, flute
Roger bustamante, guitar
Edwin Guerra, MIDI percussion
I am sure that this choro waltz will aso sound great when played with mandolin and guitar!
Playlist Agradecendo – Pixinguinha
Related articles about Pixinguinha and Brazilian choro:
- Waldir Azevedo – Master of the Cavaquinho – Roda de Choro Podcast (Radio MEC)
- Avena de Castro – The Zither in Brazilian Choro Music
- The mandolin orchestra Bandolineiras de Oeiras – 5 Ladies between 78 and 85 playing Choro and Brazilian Music
- Songbook Choro – Revendo o Passado – A Great Choro Waltz by Freire Júnior – Guitar, Mandolin, Clarinet, Voice, Cavaquinho, Trombone
The sheet music by Pixinguinha is still protected by copyright, maybe you can find a copy with the google picture search.
The waltz Agradecendo is contained in the follwing songbook: O melhor de Pixinguinha
which is available at Atlantico Books: http://atlanticobooks.com/