Work

José (Quadrilha caipira)

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Villa-Lobos wrote this short piece for the Yale Glee Club "after a fine performance of O trenzinho."

- Appleby (1988), p. 103

The text is by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Meu jardim

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Based on a melody by the great composer & instrumentalist (Ernesto Joaquim Maria dos Santos) Donga.  See this page in Musica Brasiliensis "Donga writes to Villa-Lobos".

The premiere of this work took place in Rio's Vasco da Gama Stadium in 1940 (sung by 40,000 students, with a band of 1,000).

Divagação

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Divagação = Wandering

This short piece for cello & piano (with drum ad libitum) is dedicated to Henry Leiser.  This video by the Blue Rose Duo demonstrates the really cool ad lib percussion:

 

Dinga-donga

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Subtitled "Poema realista"

Villa-Lobos wrote the Portuguese text as well as the music.

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)"

Conselhos

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Text by Epaminondas Villalba Filho (Villa-Lobos's pseudonym)

Coracao inquieto

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Poetry by Silvio Moreaux

Jardim fanado = Jardin fané

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Dedicated to Mindinha.  The words are by Amarylio de Albuquerque.

The autograph (4 pages) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

Cantilena da paz

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At the end of the manuscript, the inscription appears: "A work without beginning and without end."

- Appleby (1988), p. 116

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