Astrud for Vibraphone or Marimba Solo - 4 Min.; Bossa Nova, dedicated to Astrud Gilberto; to be played on Marimba or Vibraphone; advanced
Astrud is for Vibrafon/Marimba Solo with chords so you can enable a band arrangement or a percussion ensemble arrangement.
MATTHIAS SCHMITT: Astrud – Foreword:
Astrud Gilberto became “the voice” of Bossa Nova, when she sang by chance the refrain on “The Girl from Ipanema” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, released on the album Getz/ Gilberto. The song became a Jazz Standard. Her husband Joao Gilberto had created years before a new style on the classical guitar combining surdo and tamborim rhythms from? samba batucada in his picking hand. “Astrud” is written to be played on vibraphone solo or marimba solo. I added chords to enable a band arrangement or a percussion ensemble arrangement.
The piece was written in the early 80’s. Back then I played it to my friend Peter Sadlo. He liked it very much! About 30 years later he called me once and asked me about “Astrud”. I could not remember the piece.Then he sang the first bar of the tune, after nearly 30 years, he was able to recall the melody! So I started to restore the music. It took me two weeks to get it back, because I had no written music anymore. I added some new parts and this is the result now!