da Silva Arvellos
Arvellos was one of the most popular composers of the Brazil's Second Empire. His father, whose name was the same as his (of Spanish origin), was a respected composer, professor of King D. Pedro I. In 1858, Arvellos, his son, advertised in Jornal do Commercio an evening course of piano and singing for employees in the commercial area, with in a new practical method that prepared students in two months. In the 1860s he established a publishing house dedicated to the music trade. Cultivator of carnival polkas, in 1880 he composed As Priminhas da Marocas in response to Antônio José dos Santos' polka Marocas. His polka-chula Se eu pedir você me dá was also a carnival success of the same year.