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One Note Samba

Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Lyrics by Newton Mendonca

Originally Performed by João Gilberto

"Samba de Uma Nota Só" ("One Note Samba") is a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim. It was first recorded by João Gilberto in 1960 for his album O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor.

The song title refers to the main melody line, which at first consists of a long series of notes of a single tone (typically D, as played in the key of G) played over a descending chord progression in a bossa nova rhythm. The first eight measures consist of D, followed by four measures of G, and then four measures of D. This is followed by eight measures of a more conventional, scalar melody line.

    Release Date: 1960


One Note Samba

One Note Samba

This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience.

Voicing: SAB


One Note Samba

One Note Samba

This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience.

Voicing: SSA



Various Arrangers : Girls Love to Mambo : SSA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Girls Love to Mambonew

Ready for samba! "The Girl from Ipanema" - The legendary Brazilian composer Antonio Jobim's most famous song in a memorable setting. "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" - You'll capture the sound of an era when you perform this campy hit from 1963 at the zenith of the Bossa Nova craze! Opening with a two part call and response, it moves into a fully harmonized chorus with some clever lyrics that will create smiles all around. "Mas Que Nada" - This classic bossa nova tune will give a smooth Brazilian flavor to your next jazz or show choir concert. Originally recorded by Sergio Mendez & Brazil '66. Includes Portugese and English lyrics. "Mambo Italiano" - Here is an irresistible choral setting of Rosemary Clooney's famous hit from 1955 that will be tons of fun to perform! A delightful concert change of pace! "One Note Samba" - This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience. "Papa Loves Mambo" - Direct from the 1950's comes this delightful little song and recorded by a myriad of artists through the decades. Mark Hayes' arrangement is full of fun and life and will be appealing to all ages. Try some movement adding a little uh to your performance and a little mambo to your stage. Absolutely timeless!

Songlist: The Girl from Ipanema, Blame It on the Bossa Nova, Mas Que Nada, Mambo Italiano, One Note Samba, Papa Loves Mambo

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Voicing: SSA | 2016b | Sheet Music Collection | $12.50 | With Piano


Individual Folios

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One Note Samba : SAB : Paris Rutherford : Antonio Carlos Jobim : Sheet Music Collection : 00153396 : 888680096007

Paris Rutherford : One Note Samba

This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153396 | Showtrax CD Available


One Note Samba : SSA : Paris Rutherford : Antonio Carlos Jobim : Sheet Music : 00153397 : 888680096014

Paris Rutherford : One Note Samba

This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153397 | Showtrax CD Available


One Note Samba : SAB : Roger Emerson : Antonio Carlos Jobim : Sheet Music : 08552217 : 884088470944

Roger Emerson : One Note Samba

The smooth sounds of Brazilian jazz great Antonio Carlos Jobim are set here in a sensational Discovery Jazz chart. This song topped the charts in 1963 and will be an excellent selection for young singers to develop a feel for bossa nova style! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552217 | Voicetrax CD Available


One Note Samba : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Antonio Carlos Jobim : Sheet Music : 08552218 : 884088470951

Roger Emerson : One Note Samba

The smooth sounds of Brazilian jazz great Antonio Carlos Jobim are set here in a sensational Discovery Jazz chart. This song topped the charts in 1963 and will be an excellent selection for young singers to develop a feel for bossa nova style! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552218 | Voicetrax CD Available

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