Bachianas Brasileiras #9

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W449
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There are two versions of this work, written in 1945: one for strings, and another for mixed chorus.

Thesis: Gerling, Fredi Vieira, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. 2000. Performance anaylsis and analysis for performance: a study of Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras no. 9. Thesis (D.M.A.)--University of Iowa, 2000.

Thesis: Otero, Stephanie. 1999. Heitor Villa-Lobos' contribution to the national music of Brazil with analyses of Bachianas Braseilieras no. 1 and no. 9. Thesis (M.M.)--New Mexico State University, 1999. 

The choral version is dedicated to Aaron Copland.

Instrumentation: 

Choral version: SMATBBString orchestra version: violins, viola, cello, bass

Scores: 

Clinton Nieweg regularly updates a master-list of information about the Bachianas Brasileiras. It's available at ochestralibrary.com (the latest version is from January 2013). This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.  Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1969. Bachianas brasileiras, no. 9 pour orchestre à cordes. Paris: Editions M. Eschig. Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1984. Bachianas brasileiras: no 9 : pour orchestre de voix. Paris: Editions M. Eschig. 

Performances: 

Premiere (orchestral version): 17/11/48, Rio de Janeiro - Theatro Municipal. Quinteto de Cordas da Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira; Eleazar de Carvalho, conductorPremiere (choral version): 25/10/75, Rio de Janeiro - Sala Cecília Meireles. Coral Artis Canticum; Nelson de Macedo, directorMost of the performances in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (77 as of August 2009) are for the string orchestra version, though the choral version is becoming more popular.

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Bachianas Brasileiras
Orchestral Works
Choral Works