Tico-Tico no Fubá by Abreu. Sheet music for Alto Sax, page 1.

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Abreu - Tico-Tico no Fubá

Sheet music for alto sax

Info: Tico-Tico no Fubá is the title of a renowned Brazilian choro music piece composed by Zequinha de Abreu. Its original title was Tico-Tico no Farelo, but since Brazilian guitarist Américo Jacomino Canhoto (1889–1928) had a work with the same title. Abreu's work was given its present name in 1931. Choro (literally translated meaning lament) is also popularly known as chorinho in the affectionate diminutive form of Brazilian Portuguese. "Fubá" is a type of maize flour, and "tico-tico" is the name of a bird, the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis). Hence, "Tico-Tico no Fubá" means "Sparrow in the Cornmeal". Carmen Miranda performed "Tico-Tico" onscreen in Copacabana (1947); she and Ray Conniff both made popular recordings of the song. It was also featured in the "Aquarela do Brasil" segment of the Walt Disney film Saludos Amigos (1942) and in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987).
Date: 1817
Artist: Zequinha de Abreu
Born: 19 September 1880, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro
Died: 22 January 1935, São Paulo
The artist: José Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu was a Brazilian musician and composer. He started his piano studies at age of 6. His father, José de Abreu was mayor of his home town, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, and piano teacher. Zequinha de Abreu is author of numerous waltz and "choros" but his most famous work is "Tico-Tico no Fubá".
Instrument: Alto Sax
Key: G major
Range: E4 - C#6
Time signature: 2/4
Tempo: 108 BPM
Duration: 1:33
Pages: 2
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Popular
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