In this intermediate level arrangement for solo piano the sounding key is A minor/major and a tempo of 88 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute is recommended. The piece is structured into three sections and it can be satisfactorily performed with or without repeats. 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. .