Symphony #10

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W511
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The Tenth Symphony, written in 1952, is subtitled "Amerindia", also "Sumé Pater Patrium".  It was written for the 400th anniversary of the city of São Paulo.

  1. Allegro
  2. Lento
  3. Scherzo (Allegretto scherzando)
  4. Lento
  5. Poco allegro 

Villa-Lobos set poetry by José de Anchieta, a missionary to Brazil in the 16th Century. [Anchieta manuscript below]

 

Instrumentation: 

tenor, barítono, baixo solistas e SATB

2pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 3cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp(Bb), 4 trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, pratos, chocalho, coco, pio, sinos, gongo, guizos, pandeiro, bombo, mar, xil, cel, 2hp, pf, órgão e cordas

Scores: 

The autograph score (294 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

Performances: 

The premiere was on 04/04/57 at the Theatre des Champs Elysees.

There are only a few performances of the Symphonies in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database.

Category: 
Orchestral Works