ÁGUAS DE MARÇO [WATERS OF MARCH] - Studio Orchestra Arrangement
Studio Orchestra Arrangement
In 2001 a poll of more than 200 Brazilian journalists, musicians and other artists was conducted by a leading Brazilian daily newspaper Aguas de Maro was named as the all-time best Brazilian song in this poll. The song first appeared in 1972 on the self-titled record Jobim (released a year later in South America as Matita Pere). The arrangement, featuring Jobim on Portugese vocals, was crafted by Claus Ogerman with whom, on several occasions, Jobim had previously worked. This brilliant arrangement perfectly frames the stream of consciousness song. Ogerman's instrumentation features 4 various types of flutes (see below) along with violins, cello, guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Ogerman specifies 12 violins and 5 celli and provided exact divisi instructions (which we have included). In addition, all flutes are on bass flute for 4 measures only. We have retained this but have included alternate alto flute parts in the event that bass flutes aren't available. Lastly, we have included both the original Portuguese lyrics as well as the English lyrics. It should be noted that when Jobim wrote the English lyrics he modified the melody in places. We have opted to include both melodies (in separate vocal staves) so that the vocalist has the optional of performing this in either language. Bossa nova, medium.