Magnificat alleluia



Pereira, Hoffmann Urquiza. 2005. A conductor's study of Villa-Lobos's Magnificat-Alleluia and Bendita Sabedoria. Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University.

See this page on the Festival Internacional de Corais website.

Mandu Çarará


Mandu Çarará, a Secular Cantata

Notice the cedille in Çarará - it's also spelled "Mandu Sarara".

This "cantata profana" is based on an Indian legend collected by Barbosa Rodrigues, and dedicated to Mindinha.

In this video, Roberto Tibiriçá conducts the Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana "Simón Bolívar", the Sistema Nacional de Coros Sinfonicos (Zulia, Tachira, Merida y Metropolitano), and the Niños Cantores del Nucleo Los Teques, in a concert from Caracas from January 30, 2011.

Currupira (lost score)


A symphonic poem.

This is one of the lost scores.



This overture is based on themes by Carlos Gomes, and written in celebration of the centennial of Gomes.

Ave Maria (Chorus)


Ave Maria (Motet)

According to Appleby 1988, this work is based on a melody by F. Franceschini, inspired by Gregorian Chant.  According to Appleby, it was written in 1933, though Eschig's score has 1932.

Suite infantil no. 1


Suite infantil #1

  1. Bailando (minueto piu animato)
  2. Nene vai dormir (andante melancolico)
  3. Artimanhas (allegretto quasi allegro)
  4. Reflexao (allegro)
  5. No balanco (allegro non troppo)

Rudepoema (Orchestra)


Villa-Lobos orchestrated the piano original (W184) in the very busy year of 1932.

Invocação em Defesa da Patria


Invocação em Defesa da Patria

This patriotic song for soloist, chorus & orchestra is based on text by Manuel Bandeira and Villa-Lobos, and is dedicated to Violeta Freitas.

Here's a performance from a Children's Congress in Brazil in 1995.


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