In this arrangement of Tico-Tico for marimba with piano accompaniment the sounding key is A minor/major and the realization plays back at a tempo of 84 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute with the repeats being played. A marimba part is appended to the full score. The piece is structured into three sections and the formal pattern of the realization played with repeats can be represented as AABBAACCA. Dating from 1917 this Brazilian choro (lament) was composed by Abreu and whilst there is no definitive notated version it is a piece that has travelled widely in various different formats. It is an excellent ensemble piece and there are many arrangement possibilities suited to both formal or more informal music making activities. There is understandably in this Brazilian piece a strong syncopated element. Piano accompaniments are available as mp3 downloads playing at (1) 80 (2) 84 (3) 88 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute enabling players to enjoy and participate in an ensemble music activity as part of their practice routine.