Dawn in the Tropical Forest = Alvorada na floresta tropical

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Dawn in the Tropical Forest = Alvorada na floresta tropical

Overture for orchestra.  This work, like Erosao, was commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, and released on the first LP in the pioneering First Edition records series.

Not to be confused with Forest of the Amazon = Floresta da Amazonia, written for the film Green Mansions in 1958.

Fabio Costa conducts the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in this performance from May 2008.


Orchestrapic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor(F), 3trp, 3trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, pratos, chocalho, triângulo, bombo, coco, cel, hp, pf e cordas


Published by Max Eschig in Paris.The autograph score (44 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos. This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.  


The premiere was in Louisville in 1953, with Robert Witney conducting the Louisville Orchestra.This is a fairly popular piece in concert; there are ten records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (July 2012).

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