In this arrangement of Tico-Tico for flute 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. The piece is structured into three sections and it can be satisfactorily performed with or without repeats. A flute part is also appended to the score. 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 playing at (1) 88 (2) 84 (3) 84 quarter note(crotchet) beats to the minute are available as mp3 downloads enabling players to enjoy and participate in an ensemble music activity as part of their practice routine.