Modinhas e Canções, album 1

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W365, W406
Year Composed: 


The first album of songs in the two collections of Modinhas e cancoes was written in 1936, the second in 1943.

It was originally written for voice & piano (W365), and later adapted for voice & orchestra (W406).

Album 1 includes:

  1. Canção do Marinheiro
  2. Lundú da Marqueza de Santos
  3. Cantilena
  4. A Gatinha parda
  5. Remeiro de S. Francisco
  6. Nhapope

Originally written for voice and piano, Villa-Lobos later orchestrated them.  These pieces are also often performed in arrangements for voice and guitar.


Villa-Lobos, Heitor, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. 1957. Modinhas e canções = Mélodies et chansons : pour chant et piano. Paris: M. Eschig.

Vocal Works