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Michel Jean Francois South American Sketches Brb9

Jean-François Michel
South American Sketches

Samba, Bossa Nova, Salsa

for brass band

  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 8'
  • Genre: popular
  • Composed: 2012

Reference: BRB9b
Brass band score


  • Instrumentation:

    Soprano Cornet Eb, Solo cornet 1 Bb, Repiano Cornet Bb, Cornet 2 Bb, Cornet 3 Bb, Flügelhorn Bb, Alto Eb solo, Alto 1 Eb, Alto 2 Eb, Baritone 1 Bb, Baritone 2 Bb, Trombone 1 Bb, Trombone 2 Bb, Bass Trombone, Euphonium Bb, Bass Eb, Bass Bb, Timpani, Batterie, Percussions, Xylophone

  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: Editions Bim
  • Movements:
    • I. Samba (2')
    • II. Bossa Nova (2'30)
    • III. Salsa (3'30)


Jean-François Michel

Jean-François Michel (*1957)

Jean-François Michel, born in Switzerland in 1957 into a family of musicians, studied from 1965 to 1976 at the Fribourg Conservatoire in (Switzerland). In 1975 he was awarded the Bronze Medal at th... Read more

About South American Sketches

Typical South-American dances

These 3 South American Sketches are written in the style of three of the most typical South-American dances: the traditional samba, the bossa-nova (with its cool jazz flavor), both of Brazilian origin, while the more recent salsa (literally spicy “sauce”) represents an unbridled Afro-Cuban music fusion. All three dances have conquered the world thanks to the solar and rhythmical joy of living they transmit.