Symphony #07

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The Seventh Symphony, written in 1945, is subtitled Odyssé da Paz, The Odyssey of Peace. 

The work was written for an international composition contest (based in Detroit).  Villa-Lobos used the pseudonym A. Caramuru.  I assume the work didn't win.

  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Lento
  3. Scherzo (Allegro non troppo)
  4. Allegro preciso

Orchestra2pic, 3fl, 3ob, c ing, 3cl(Bb), 2cl baixo, 3fg, 2cfg, 6cor, 4trp(Bb), 4 trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, prato, triângulo, pandeiro, pandeiro sem soalhas, chocalho de metal, guizos, reco-reco, caixa clara, tambor, bombo, surdo, novacorde, glock, xil, vibe, cel, 2hp, pf e cordas


The autograph score (232 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1978. VII sinfonia. New York City: G. Ricordi. 


The premiere was on 27/03/49, with the London SO, conducted by the composer.There are only a few performances of the Symphonies in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database.

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