De Belém, a Linda História

Author (sts. 1-2): Blanche Lício

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Author (st. 3): João Wilson Faustini

b. 1931, Bariri, São Paulo, Brazil. Presbyterian pastor, choir director, organist, singer, composer, translator, arranger and publisher of largest collection of Sacred Music in the Portuguese language. From 1982 to 1996 - Pastor at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Newark, NJ St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Newark is the oldest Brazilian Presbyterian Church in the USA. Retired on December 31, 1996. After Rev. Faustini was a Minister of Music at Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: De Belém, a linda história
Title: De Belém, a Linda História
Portuguese Title: De Belém, a Linda História
Author (sts. 1-2): Blanche Lício (1959)
Author (st. 3): João Wilson Faustini (1961)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation, stanza 3, 1961 João W. Faustini. Used by permission.

Tune

W ZLOBIE LEZY

The Polish tune is a rounded bar form (AABA). Its lines consist of short figures and phrases bound together by the consistent rhythmic pattern of the Polish mazurka (made famous by Frederic Chopin). Note especially the third line with its fine sequences and harmonic suspensions. Sing in parts with a…

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