Found 23 publications, listed in alphabetical order:
 
A Furiosa
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 198
Feb 2000

Four guitars score and parts available in most music stores

A Furiosa is a Maxixe (see Alvoroço comments) for four guitars dedicated to the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet which recorded the piece on his CD "LAGQ" (Sony Classical).
Quaternaglia is another guitar quartet from São Paulo, Brazil that also recorded the piece on his CD "Forrobodó"(Carmo-ECM Records)

Paulo Bellinati recorded the piece on his CD "Guitares du Brésil" playing two cavaquinhos, tenor guitar, and seven strings guitar in overdub.


 
Alvoroço
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 171
May 1997

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Alvoroço (Euphoria) is a Maxixe dedicated to the great guitarist/composer João Pernambuco. In the early 20th century, the Maxixe was considered a scandalous and very sensual dance. Maybe because of this, great composers such as Ernesto Nazareth, Chiquinha Gonzaga, and João Pernambuco himself, would hide their Maxixes under other stylistic names like Tango Brasileiro, Corta-Jaca, Jongo, Batuque, etc. This ballroom dance acquired international fame similar to the Lambada today. The Maxixe has been an important part of the repertoire of many Furiosas (martial bands).

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
Aristocrática
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 167
May 1997

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Aristocrática is a Schottisch-Choro dedicated to Maite Valero Bovet. This aristocratic dance left high society ballrooms and was incorporated into popular regional dances, becoming a favorite in the Empire capital in 1851. Of German origin, the Schottisch is a graceful swinging dance, well suited to Brazilian people. Among the great composers who have written in this style are Villa-Lobos, Anacleto Medeiros, Pixinguinha and Radamés Gnattali.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
 
Baião de Gude
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications / GSP-160
Feb 1994

Three guitars score available in most music stores

Baião de Gude is a "baião" (see Fole Nordestino comments) originally written for soprano sax and instrumental ensemble (guitar, piano, bass, and drums).
In 1989 Bellinati wrote this three-guitar version and recorded the piece on his CD "Guitares du Brésil" playing the three guitars in overdub.
 
 
Baião de Gude
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 201
Mar 2000

Four guitars score and parts available in most music stores

In 1994 the composer wrote this version which is dedicated to the Brazilian guitar quartet Quaternaglia who recorded the piece on his CD "Forrobodó"(Carmo-ECM Records).
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet also recorded Baião de Gude on his CD "Air & Ground"(Sony Classical).

 
Choro Sapeca
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 87
May 1993

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

This typical Brazilian "choro" was specially written for solo guitar to be recorded by the composer on his CD "Serenata-Waltzes and Choros of Brazil"(GSP-1993). It's a very bright piece dedicate to another great Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Serenata-Waltzes and Choros of Brazil.

 
Choro Sereno
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications / GSP 86
Jan 1993

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

A typical Brazilian "choro" dedicated to one of the composer’s best friend and student Francisco Gusso.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Serenata-Waltzes and Choros of Brazil.

 
 
Cordão de Ouro
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications / GSP-165
Jun 1994

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Cordão de Ouro (Gold Chain) is a Lundu de Capoeira dedicated to the great guitarist/composer Baden Powell.
The Lundu and the Modinha, were the first identifiable styles of the Brazilian popular music. In the 19th century, whereas the Modinha descended from upper to lower classes, the Lundu rose from the popular classes to the bourgeoisie and was the first form of "black" music to be accepted by the aristocracy. Through the Lundu, the black man gave Brazilian Music its essential elements.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
 
Dama-da-Noite
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 166
Mar 1997

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Dama-da-Noite (Cestrum Nocturnum - a highly perfumed Brazilian flowering tree) is a Modinha Imperial dedicated to the composer's mother Maria de Ornelas Bellinati. During the First Brazilian Empire (1822-1840), the Modinha was essentially a classical music style - its relationship with the Italian opera, irrefutable. With the Second Empire (1840-1889), the Modinha passed from the aristocracy to the common people and gained a stronger Brazilian character. The guitar replaced the piano accompaniment and enriched the Modinha with a much more typical instrumental base.

The piece is recorded on Bellinati's Lira Brasileira CD.

 
 
Embaixador
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 174
Mar 1996

Solo guitar score available in most music stores


Embaixador (Ambassador) is a Maracatu do Baque Virado, a complex variation of the Maracatu rhythm, dedicated to Antonio Madureira. Traditionally, "Maracatus" are carnival groups from Pernambuco called Nações (Nations): Nação da Cabinda Velha prevails in Old Recife while the Nação do Leão Coroado is foremost today. Among the Maracatu dancers we have o Rei (the King), a Rainha (the Queen), Príncipes (Princes), Damas de Honra (Ladies of Honor) and o Embaixador (the Ambassador) who is the standard bearer of the parade.

Embaixador is written in B Major and the guitar is tuned with the sixth string in B and fifth in F#, which extends the range, creating a bigger sound.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
 
Emboscada
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-175
Jan 1996

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Emboscada (Ambush), dedicated to the pianist and composer Lelo Nazário, is a Xaxado inspired by the music of the northeastern countryside. It evokes a time when "Lampião", the leader the cangaceiros (bandits), used to ambush the police, whom they referred to as macacos (monkeys).

The Xaxado is a dance originally played by a very typical but unusual instrumental trio: sanfona (accordion), triângulo (triangle) and zabumba (bass drum). The players wear cangaceiros clothing and, while holding and playing their instruments, perform the choreography.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
Estudos Litorâneos
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 177
Oct 1997

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

I brisa do oceano (tempo de bossa)
II acalanto das águas
III chuva e mar (tempo de samba)


Estudos Litorâneos (Studies from near the sea). Are arpeggio studies for guitar inspired by the sounds of nature - the wind, water, rain, and sea.

Nº 1 brisa do oceano (ocean breeze) is a Tempo de Bossa dedicated to the composer’s dear friend Marco Antonio Guimarães. The Bossa Nova pulse appears only in the melody inflection and its traditional rhythm pattern is implied in the arpeggio structure.

Nº 2 acalanto das águas (lullaby of the waters) is dedicated to Paulo’s wife Fernanda de Castro. In this study, harmonic overtones and fundamental sounds are used simultaneously, producing a very delicate effect, illustrating the peaceful movement of water.

Nº 3 chuva e mar (rain and sea) is a Tempo de Samba dedicated to the great Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Here again, there is no apparent Samba rhythm, it is merely suggested by the pulse of the arpeggio. The composer intended to describe a storm out at sea.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.
Paulo Martelli has also recorded those three studies on his CD "Roots".

 
 
Fole Nordestino
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-173
Sep 1997

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Fole Nordestino (Accordion of the Northeast) is a Baião dedicated to the great composer, accordionist, and singer Luiz Gonzaga, the famous king of the Baião. It was a very popular dance in the Northeast during the 19th century, and from 1946 onwards, Luiz Gonzaga played it on every radio station in Brazil. It became a universally recognized Brazilian musical style. The distinctive rhythm pattern of the Baião accompaniment is produced by a special use of the "bellow-shake" (traditional accordion technique).

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
 
Jongo
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 60
Jan 1991

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

JONGO

Based on the afro-Brazilian style "jongo" this composition is one of the most important pieces of Bellinati's repertoire. It was written in 1978, in Geneva, Switzerland, when Paulo was living there. The composer made himself many versions of the piece: for solo guitar, two guitars, jazz ensemble (guitar, piano, sax, bass, and drums), jazz ensemble and orchestra, and guitar and orchestra.
In 1988 the solo guitar version won the first prize on the composition contest at the "Carrefour Mondial de la Guitare" in Martinique.

Paulo Bellinati recorded the solo version in his CD "Guitares du Brésil"(GHA-1991).

Jongo has been played and recorded by many artists worldwide and it become a famous standard in the classical guitar repertoire.

 
Jongo (two guitars)
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 104
Jan 1994

Two guitars score available in most music stores

The two-guitar version was written in 1989 dedicated to the great duo The Assad Brothers; whose played the piece in concerts during many years. In 1997, John Williams also recorded the two-guitar version in his Sony Classical release "The Mantis and the Moon".
Paulo Bellinati recorded the piece with Cristina Azuma on the compilation CD "Violões"(Nucleo Contemporâneo-1992).

Jongo has been played and recorded by many artists worldwide and it become a famous standard in the classical guitar repertoire.

 
 
Primorosa
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-170
Aug 1996

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Primorosa (Precious Waltz) is a Valsa Brasileira dedicated to the remarkable guitarist/composer Garoto. In Brazil, the development of the European Waltz culminated in a variety of styles each with their own identity-with a much more romantic character-most of them not meant to be danced. The main ones are Valsa Serenata (Serenade Waltz), Valsa de Esquina (Street Corner Waltz), Valsa Lenta (Slow Waltz), Valsa-Choro, and finally, Valsa Brasileira, which is a synthesis of them all.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira.

 
 
Pulo do Gato
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-134
Sep 1989

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Pulo do Gato (Cat’s jump) is a concert solo piece dedicated to "Tammy" - a Siamese cat of the composer’s family.
Paulo Bellinati also wrote a jazz ensemble version (guitar, piano, flute, bass and drums) which was played by Pau Brasil group.

Paulo Bellinati recorded the solo version on his CDs Guitares du Brésil (GHA-1991).

 
 
Rosto Colado
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-172
May 1996

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Rosto Colado (Cheek to Cheek) is a Bolero dedicated to the great Brazilian guitarist/composer Guinga. This famous Latin-American dance known in Brazil as a Samba-Canção, has its heyday in the music of Jobim, Dolores Duran, Maísa, Lupicínio Rodrigues, and João Bosco, who all wrote master-pieces in this style

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD Lira Brasileira

 
 
Suite Contatos
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-78
Apr 1986

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

I-Cadência
II-Contatos
III-Alba
IV-Pau de Chuva
V-Les Jambes


Suite Contatos is dedicated to the composer’s dearest friend and great Brazilian guitarist Cristina Azuma, who has recorded the complete suite on her CD "Contatos"(GSP-1996)

Paulo Bellinati has recorded I-Cadência and II-Contatos on his CD Serenata-Waltzes and Choros of Brazil (GSP-1993).

 
The Guitar Works of Garoto Vol I
Annibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto)
Arranged by Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-49
Jan 1990

1 Duas Contas (original)
2 Duas Contas (arrangement)
3 Inspiração
4 Lamentos do Morro
5 Um Rosto de Mulher
6 Sinal dos Tempos
7 Debussyana
8 A Caminho dos Estados Unidos
9 Mazurca Nº 3
10 Carioquinha
11 Voltarei
12 Desvairada
13 Improviso

The Guitar Works of Garoto is the result of many years of Paulo Bellinati’s research on the brilliant Brazilian guitarist/composer Annibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto). A landmark project which has received international critical acclaim and is acknowledged as being of historic significance.
 
The Guitar Works of Garoto Vol II
Annibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto)
Arranged by Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-60
Jan 1990

1 Tristezas de Um Violão (Choro Triste)
2 Meditação
3 Naqueles Velhos Tempos
4 Gracioso
5 Vivo Sonhando
6 Enigma
7 Esperança
8 Nosso Choro
9 Choro Triste Nº 2
10 Doce Lembrança
11 Jorge do Fusa
12 Gente Humilde (original)
13 Gente Humilde (arrangement)

The Guitar Works of Garoto is the result of many years of Paulo Bellinati’s research on the brilliant Brazilian guitarist/composer Annibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto). A landmark project which has received international critical acclaim and is acknowledged as being of historic significance.
 
Um Amor de Valsa
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP 59
Jan 1990

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Um Amor de Valsa (Lovely Waltz) is a typical Brazilian serenade waltz (see Primorosa comments) dedicated to the composer's father Fernando Bellinati.

Paulo Bellinati has recorded the piece on his CD "Guitares du Brésil" playing a typical Brazilian serenade guitar with steel strings on it - as it’s used to be traditionally.
He has also recorded the piece on his CD "Serenata"-Waltzes and Choros of Brazil.

Um Amor de Valsa has been played and recorded by many artists worldwide and it become a famous standard in the classical guitar repertoire.

 
Valsa Brilhante
Paulo Bellinati
Guitar Solo Publications of San Francisco / GSP-80
Jan 1989

Solo guitar score available in most music stores

Valsa Brilhante is a concert solo piece recorded by Paulo Bellinati on his CDs Guitares du Brésil (GHA-1991) and Serenata (GSP-1993).
The composer also wrote a two guitars version and a jazz ensemble version (guitar, piano, flute, bass and drums) of this piece.
Paulo Bellinati recorded the ensemble version in 1989 with Pau Brasil group on the CD "Lá vem a tribo" (GHA-1990).