Cortejo nupcial

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Composed at the request of Ambassador Carlos Martins de Souza for the wedding of his daughter.

Villa-Lobos seems to have transcribed this work for piano.  Charles Jacobs, in his article "Villa-Lobos in His Centennial: A Preliminary Research Report", Latin American Music Review / Revista de Música Latinoamericana, Vol. 8, No. 2
(Autumn - Winter, 1987), p. 256, includes the following item in a list of photocopies he received from the Museu Villa-Lobos:

"6. Cortejo Nupcial, piano reduction (four pages in poor condition)"

Sonia Rubinsky includes the piece in Vol. 7 of her complete piano music survey for Naxos - it's a world premiere recording, and the only one in the catalogue.


Orchestra and organ


The premiere performance was in Paris in 1949.

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