Invocação em Defesa da Patria

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Invocação em Defesa da Patria

This patriotic song for soloist, chorus & orchestra is based on text by Manuel Bandeira and Villa-Lobos, and is dedicated to Violeta Freitas.

Here's a performance from a Children's Congress in Brazil in 1995.

This piece is featured in a 1958 USIS video in French - "Musique panaméricain". This is the US premiere of the work on 20/4/58, at the Hall of the Americas (Pan American Union). The Howard University Choir is directed by Warner Lawson.


For soloist, chorus & orchestra

The work also exists in a version for four-part female a capella chorus


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1991. Invocação em defeza da pátria: canto civico religioso. Paris: M. Eschig.


The premiere was on October 28, 1943 at the Teatro Municipal in Rio.

Choral Works