One of Nazareth’s best-known pieces from 1906, Apanhei-te Cavaquinho features a moto perpetuo sixteenth-note melody in the highest register of the piano, accompanied by an ostinato left-hand accompaniment (a habanera variant) mimicking the cavaquinho (steel string ukeleke) strumming.

Adapting this piece for the ensemble required dividing the main melody among the three woodwinds. Additional baixarias and counterpoints are added to enrich the otherwise static texture of the piano original.