Musical Relics: the original music sheet of the first Bossa Nova hit

Found the official music sheet of the first Bossa Nova: Chega de Saudade! 

Chega de Saudade is considered the song that initiated the bossa nova movement. It was composed by Tom Jobim & Vinicus de Moraes and released in the album Canção do Amor Demais (1958) by the singer Elizeth Cardoso. However, the song gained popularity with the Joao Gilberto’s recording released a few months later. In this recording he sings and plays acoustic guitar introducing the bossa nova beat, which became an essential feature in the bossa nova rhythm.

Click on the pics below to see some pages of the original music sheet written by Jobim.

And now listen here to the ontological recording of Chega de Saudade by Joao Gilberto

About Joseh Garcia

PhD in Psychology, musician, filmmaker, writer. Psicólogo, músico, cineasta, escritor.
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