From the recording Diálogos Duo/Choro Tributes
This choro-canção is a double dedication to clarinetist Paulo Moura (1932-2010) and brilliant short-lived guitar virtuoso Rafael Rabello (1962-95). Their duo CD "Dois Irmãos" was the first of its kind and for years has inspired me to explore a Brazilian duo with this instrumentation. "Two Brothers in the Heavens" also is a nod to choro clarinetist-composer Abel Ferreira (1915-80), whose famous choro "Chorando Baixinho" served as a point of departure for my piece. The tonal scheme of this AABACA form is Dmi-Fma-Dma, the outer two tonalities matching Ferreira's.