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Agua de Beber (Jobim)

arranged for percussion ensemble by Ralph Hicks
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:25
Personnel: 7 to 12 players
State Lists: Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-73
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPCE-73

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All percussion sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

Agua de Beber (”water to drink”), arranged by Ralph Hicks, is the introduction to Brazilian bossa nova you’ve been waiting for. This classic chart by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes has been heard just about everywhere except in a percussion ensemble setting…that is, until now!

This arrangement features some subtle introductions into the world of improvised music charts such as vamps, optional soloing, and a part for bass guitar. Hicks further offers some tips on how to achieve some true bossa nova flavor and on ways to get creative with the arrangement. 

With a performance time of 2:25 minutes, this is the perfect groovy little supplement for your next concert. 

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba—low A
  • Drumset (snare, hi-hat, kick drum)
  • Congas*
  • Shaker & cowbell*
  • Guiro*
  • Bass guitar*


*Denotes optional parts.

Shared Recordings

Reviews

This arrangement of a standard bossa nova tune will meet the needs of a beginning to early intermediate percussion ensemble through its technical ease, repetitive figures, and flexible and convenient instrumentation. The melody and pitched accompaniment are scored for four keyboard percussion instruments. The bottom marimba part can be substituted on bass guitar, if necessary or desired. All of the parts are easily playable with two mallets and consist of half-note and quarter-note values, with occasional short eighth-note figures in scalar or arpeggio patterns. While these might require a certain degree of diligence for a beginning player, the repetitive nature of almost all of the material will lend to its accessibility in learning the individual parts. 

The only nonpitched instrument that is required is a drumset (snare drum, hi-hat, and bass drum). The fully notated part consists of a basic bossa nova pattern and can be divided between two players, if necessary. Additional optional accessory parts include congas, guiro, shaker, and cowbell. The conga part (two drums) is given in two versions: a technical pattern with specific hand techniques indicated and a simplified pattern for less experienced players.

Perhaps the most reassuring aspect of the appropriateness of this arrangement for a younger ensemble is the arranger’s suggestions to adapt the piece for the specific needs of the players involved, both in simplifying the parts for younger players and creating more challenging opportunities through improvisation for advanced players.

–Jason Baker
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

Agua de Beber (”water to drink”), arranged by Ralph Hicks, is the introduction to Brazilian bossa nova you’ve been waiting for. This classic chart by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes has been heard just about everywhere except in a percussion ensemble setting…that is, until now!

This arrangement features some subtle introductions into the world of improvised music charts such as vamps, optional soloing, and a part for bass guitar. Hicks further offers some tips on how to achieve some true bossa nova flavor and on ways to get creative with the arrangement. 

With a performance time of 2:25 minutes, this is the perfect groovy little supplement for your next concert. 

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba—low A
  • Drumset (snare, hi-hat, kick drum)
  • Congas*
  • Shaker & cowbell*
  • Guiro*
  • Bass guitar*


*Denotes optional parts.

Shared Recordings

Reviews

This arrangement of a standard bossa nova tune will meet the needs of a beginning to early intermediate percussion ensemble through its technical ease, repetitive figures, and flexible and convenient instrumentation. The melody and pitched accompaniment are scored for four keyboard percussion instruments. The bottom marimba part can be substituted on bass guitar, if necessary or desired. All of the parts are easily playable with two mallets and consist of half-note and quarter-note values, with occasional short eighth-note figures in scalar or arpeggio patterns. While these might require a certain degree of diligence for a beginning player, the repetitive nature of almost all of the material will lend to its accessibility in learning the individual parts. 

The only nonpitched instrument that is required is a drumset (snare drum, hi-hat, and bass drum). The fully notated part consists of a basic bossa nova pattern and can be divided between two players, if necessary. Additional optional accessory parts include congas, guiro, shaker, and cowbell. The conga part (two drums) is given in two versions: a technical pattern with specific hand techniques indicated and a simplified pattern for less experienced players.

Perhaps the most reassuring aspect of the appropriateness of this arrangement for a younger ensemble is the arranger’s suggestions to adapt the piece for the specific needs of the players involved, both in simplifying the parts for younger players and creating more challenging opportunities through improvisation for advanced players.

–Jason Baker
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 



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