Choros #07

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W199
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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.

Instrumentation: 

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

Scores: 

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.

Performances: 

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).

Category: 
Chamber Music
Choros