Dança dos Mosquitos

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W187
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Dança dos Mosquitos

This short (4 min.) orchestra piece was written in 1922, and dedicated to Mindinha in 1936.  However, it had to wait until 1974 for its first performance, by the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional da Radio MEC, under the direction of Mario Tavares. - Appleby (1988), p. 49

This orchestral showpiece from Villa's modernist period is a masterpiece of onamatapoeia. 

Instrumentation: 

pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp, 4trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, prato, chocalho de metal, pandeiro, matraca, cel, vibe, hp, pf e cordas

Scores: 

This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.

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Category: 
Orchestral Works