View Full Version : Jacob's Voo da mosca

Jun-30-2004, 12:36pm
Any of you guys have Voo da Mosca under your fingers? It's a great perpetual motion etude as well as a hip piece of music. I've been working on it for a couple of years, section by section. Still can't play it all the way through, though. I'm curious as to other folks' fingerings.

Ted Eschliman
Jun-30-2004, 1:57pm
Ohh yeah! "Flight of the Fly!"
Maybe some of you historians can tell me if this was Jacob's parody of the Rimsky Korsakov "Flight of the Bumblebee..."
Great "exercise." (Maybe exercise in futility...)
Gotta keep it slow though, it needs to be accurate before the speed comes in.

Jun-30-2004, 2:14pm
Great piece--seems like it would be great fun to play too. Does anyone know if there is a published version or a transcription of somekind available?

Jun-30-2004, 9:35pm
Terry Pender published a transcription in the Mandolin Quarterly Vol 7 No 2 2002. If ya can't find it, email me and I might could copy it for ya.

Mark Levesque
Jul-20-2004, 8:37am
I think Jacob may have composed Voo da mosca as a reply to the amazing guitarist, mandolinist, cavaquinho player Garoto who composed his "crazy waltz" Desvairada as a challenge to Jacob.
However, I believe that Garoto passed away before he ever got to hear it.
There is an mp3 of Garoto's waltz at the bottom of this webpage: