About This Song
Luis Bonfá was born on October 17, 1922, in Rio de Janeiro. Bonfá first gained widespread exposure in Brazil in 1947 when he was featured on Rio’s Rádio Nacional. Bonfá wrote several pieces for Marcel Camus’ film Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro in Portuguese). In the burgeoning days of Rio de Janeiro’s thriving jazz scene, it was commonplace for musicians, artists, and dramatists to collaborate in such theatrical presentations. Bonfá wrote some of the original music featured in the film, including “Samba de Orfeu” and his most famous composition, “Manhã de Carnaval” (the Black Orpheus theme), which has been among the top ten standards played worldwide, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. This arrangement by Stevan Pasero will take the listener on an intriguing journey showcasing a wide range of dynamics and techniques. Listen to Stevan’s rendition, from start to finish, and we hope you agree that this is truly an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind arrangement.
About Instant Digital Downloads, Guitar Sheet Music, and Lessons by Stevan Pasero
“Instant Digital Downloads” is guitar sheet music that you can print from your home computer after you checkout! Just add any sheet music to your shopping cart and then checkout with PayPal or your credit card (secured and protected by PayPal). All the songs featured on this website were produced by Stevan Pasero and include arrangements of Classical and Popular Standards, and also some of his original works. In addition, there are select lessons which include scale, arpeggio, slurs and various other daily exercises for all guitarists: beginning, intermediate and advanced. There will be more sheet music added each month, so please come back and visit! Mr. Pasero is known for his guitar arrangements, compositions, and in-depth teaching style. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz and world markets in over 250 countries and territories worldwide. Contact Stevan at SheetMusic@StevanPasero.com if you wish to have a guitar lesson on Skype!