Descobrimento do Brasil = Discovery of Brazil

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W377-380
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Descobrimento do Brasil - "Discovery of Brazil".  The four suites are made up of music Villa-Lobos wrote for Humberto Mauro's classic film.

David Appleby gives each of the four suites a separate "W" catalogue number:

  1. W377
  2. W378
  3. W379
  4. W380

See this post on Descombrimento do Brasil in The Villa-Lobos Magazine.  It includes video from Mauro's film.

Suite #1

  • Introdução (Largo)
  • Alegria - this movement was adapted from the Alegria na Horta piece from the Suite floral.

Suite #2

  • Impressão Moura
  • Adágio Sentimental
  • Cascavel 

Suite #3

  • Impressão Ibérica
  • Festa nas Selvas
  • Ualalocê (Visão dos Navegantes)

Suite #4

  • Procissão da Cruz
  • Primeira Missa no Brasil

 

Instrumentation: 

Suite #1: pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, sax alto, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 3trp, 3trb, tuba, tímp, bombo, xil, cel, hp, pf e cordasSuite #2: pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, sax alto, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 3trp, 3trb, tuba, tímp, prato, reco-reco, chocalho, surdo, sino, matraca, hp, pf, cel e cordas Suite #3: pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, sax alto, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp, 4trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, pandeiro, castanholas, tambor indiano, surdo, prato, coco (grande e pequeno), bombo, chocalho, caixa clara, xil, cel, 2hp, pf e cordasSuite #4:  SATB 2pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp, 4trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, reco-reco, chocalho de madeira e de metal, prato, coco, surdo, tambor indiano, pio, trocano, gongo, pandeiro, folha de flandres, xil, cel, 2hp e cordas

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There are five records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (January 2010).

Category: 
Orchestral Works