Choros #07

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This work is also called Choros 7 (Septuor) = (Septet).  I'm assuming the tam-tam is left out of the count (like when Ringo plays the tambourine in a Beatles song.  Though they're still the Fab Four, I guess.  So never mind.)

Choros #07 is dedicated to Dr. Arnaldo Guinle, who generously gave Villa the money for his first trip to Paris.

Download an MP3 file at the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet - Performed May 25, 1979. Meany Theater, University of Washington.


Written for flute, oboe, cello, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon, tam-tam, and violin.


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1955. Choros no. 7; septuor. Paris: Eschig. This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.


The premiere of the work was on September 17, 1925, at the Salao do Instituto Nacional de Musica in Rio de Janeiro. I don't imagine it's that easy to round up this group of instrumentalists, but it's nice to see so many records in the Villa-Lobos Concert database (more than 25 as of March 2011).

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