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New Classics of the Brazilian Choro

By Mandolin Cafe
March 15, 2010 - 9:00 am

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New Classics of the Brazilian Choro

New Classics of the Brazilian Choro

Fremont, Calif. —, publishers and creators of the popular play-along series "Classics of Brazilian Choro" have released Pixinguinha 1 and Altamiro Carrilho 1, adding to their growing list of choro, samba, frevo, maxixe, baião and other classic Brazilian musical genres.

Of particular interest to mandolinists, Pixinguinha is considered the father of choro music and his compositions appear on recordings of the great Jacob do Bandolim and most every great Brazilian choro player since.

As with previous releases from, the musician is provided with CD including a full choro band that provides accompaniment—complete tracks with solo and split tracks without solo for you to play along, plus scores in standard notation for each composition in a convenient spiral bound book. Lead sheets are included for instruments in C, Bb and Eb (Pixinghinha just C and Bb).

Each book includes historical information on Brazilian choro and the featured composer, in English and Portugese.

Pixinguinha 1

A Vida é um Buraco
Desprezado (duet)
Devagar e Sempre (duet)
Diplomata (duet)
Displicente (duet)
Joaquim virou Padre (quarteto)
Os Cinco Companheiros (duet)
Sentimento Oculto

Altamiro Carrilho 1

Aeroporto do Galeão
Bem Brasil
Caco de Vidro
Flauteando na Chacrinha
Frevinho Carioca
Não Resta a Menor Dúvida
O Chorinho do Rodrigo
Pra Tia Amélia
Rio Antigo

Both books retail for $29.00 U.S. plus shipping., producer of the Classics of the Brazilian Choro is incorporated in California with a branch in São Paulo, Brazil and was created in mind with the goal to have Brazilian Choro promoted, recognized and played worldwide.

Additional information:
Purchase: Pixinguinha 1 from
Purchase: Altamiro Carrilho 1 from


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Scott Tichenor
March 15, 2010 09:11 AM
This Pixinghinha collection is hot, folks. For those of you that don't know, he's to Brazilian choro as Monroe was to Bluegrass. Check out Jacob do Bandolim's versions of his pieces.
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