List of compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos

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This is a list of compositions by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. It is still incomplete (he composed over 2000 works in his lifetime), and needs expansion. You can help. (More nearly complete lists of compositions may be found in the References or External Links listed below).

Chôros[edit]

The Chôros are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Introduction to the Chôros, for guitar & orchestra (1929)
  • Chôro No. 1 for guitar (1920)
  • Chôro No. 2 for flute and clarinet (1924)
  • Chôro No. 3 "Pica-páo" (Woodpecker) for clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, 3 horns, and trombone, or for male chorus, or for both together (1925)
  • Chôro No. 4 for 3 horns and trombone (1926)
  • Chôro No. 5 for piano (1925) "Alma brasileira" (Brazilian Soul)
  • Chôro No. 6 for orchestra (1926)
  • Chôro No. 7 "Settimino" ("Septet") for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, violin, and cello, with tam-tam ad lib. (1924)
  • Chôro No. 8 for orchestra with 2 pianos (1925)
  • Chôro No. 9 for orchestra (1929)
  • Chôro No. 10 for chorus and orchestra (1926) "Rasga o coração" ("It Tears Out the Heart")
  • Chôro No. 11 for piano and orchestra (1928)
  • Chôro No. 12 for orchestra (1929)
  • Chôro No. 13 for 2 orchestras and band (1929) now lost
  • Chôro No. 14 for orchestra, band and chorus (1928) now lost
  • Chôros Bis, for violin & cello (1928)
  • Quinteto em forma de chôros for flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet and bassoon (1929); arr. flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon (1951)

Bachianas Brasileiras[edit]

The Bachianas Brasileiras are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • No. 1 for at least 8 cellos (1930–38)
  • No. 2 for orchestra (1930)
  • No. 3 for piano and orchestra (1938)
  • No. 4 for piano (1930–41); orchestrated in 1941
  • No. 5 for voice and at least 8 cellos (1938–45)
  • No. 6 for flute and bassoon (1938)
  • No. 7 for orchestra (1942)
  • No. 8 for orchestra (1944)
  • No. 9 for chorus or string orchestra (1945)

Concertos[edit]

The concertos are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Suite for Piano and Orchestra (1913)
  • Cello Concerto no. 1 (1915)
  • Momoprecoce, fantasy for piano and orchestra (1921)
  • Fantasia de movimentos mistos for violin & orchestra (1921)
  • O Martírio dos Insetos for violin and orchestra (1925)
  • Ciranda das sete notas for basson & string orchestra (1933)
  • Piano Concerto no. 1 (1945)
  • Piano Concerto no. 2 (1948)
  • Fantasia for soprano saxophone, three horns & strings (1948)
  • Guitar Concerto Fantasia Concertante (1951) for Segovia
  • Piano Concerto no. 3 (1952–57)
  • Piano Concerto no. 4 (1952)
  • Harp Concerto (1953) for Zabaleta
  • Cello Concerto no. 2 (1953)
  • Piano Concerto no. 5 (1954)
  • Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra
  • Harmonica Concerto (1955) for John Sebastian Snr.
  • Concerto Grosso for wind quartet & wind ensemble (1959)
  • Choro No. 11 and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3 are also concertante pieces for piano and orchestra

Symphonies[edit]

The symphonies are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • No. 1 O Imprevisto ("The Unforeseen") (1916)
  • No. 2 Ascensão ("The Ascension") (1917)
  • No. 3 A Guerra ("The War") (1919)
  • No. 4 A Vitória ("The Victory") (1919)
  • No. 5 A Paz ("The Peace") (1920) now lost
  • No. 6 Montanhas do Brasil ("The Mountains of Brasil") (1944)
  • No. 7 (1945)
  • No. 8 (1950)
  • No. 9 (1951)
  • No. 10 "Ameríndia" ("Sumé Pater Patrium") (1952)
  • No. 11 (1955)
  • No. 12 (1957)

Other orchestral works (including ballet scores)[edit]

The other orchestral works are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Tédio de Alvorada, symphonic poem (1916)
  • Naufrágio de Kleônicos, symphonic poem (1916)
  • Danças Africanas (1916)
  • Sinfonietta no. 1 (1916)
  • Iara (1917)
  • Amazonas, ballet & symphonic poem (1917)
  • Uirapuru, ballet & symphonic poem (1917)
  • Dança Frenética (1918)
  • Dança dos Mosquitos (1922)
  • Francette et Piá (1928, orch. 1958)
  • Rudepoema (1926, orch. 1932)
  • O Papagaio do moleque, the Kite of the Guttersnipe, a symphonic episode (1932)
  • Caixinha de Boas Festas, symphonic poem & ballet (1932)
  • Evolução dos Aeroplanos (1932)
  • Dança da Terra, ballet (1939)
  • Mandu-Carará, Profane Cantata / Children's Ballet for mixed choir, children's choir & orchestra (1940)
  • Suíte Saudade da Juventude nr. 1 (1940)
  • Madona, symphonic poem (1945)
  • Sinfonietta no. 2 (1947)
  • Erosão (Erosion), symphonic poem (1950)
  • Rudá, symphonic poem & ballet (1951)
  • 'Ouverture de L'Homme Tel (1952)
  • Alvorada na Floresta Tropical, ouverture (1953)
  • Odisseia de uma raça, symphonic poem (1953)
  • Gênesis, symphonic poem & ballet (1954)
  • Emperor Jones, a ballet (1956)
  • Fantasia em Três Movimentos (in the form of a choros) for wind band (1958)
  • Suite no. 1 for chamber orchestra (1959)
  • Suite no. 2 for chamber orchestra (1959)

Chamber music[edit]

The chamber music is listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992. (Information on the two Sextetos místicos Peppercorn 1991, 38–39)

  • Sonate-fantaisie no. 1 for violin and piano, Desesperança ("Despair") (1913)
  • Sonate-fantaisie no. 2 for violin and piano (1914)
  • Sonata for violin and piano no. 3 (1920)
  • Sonata for violin and piano no.4 (1923)
  • Trio for piano and strings no. 1 (1911)
  • Trio for piano and strings no. 2 (1915)
  • Trio for piano and strings no. 3 (1918)
  • Sexteto místico, for flute, oboe, saxophone, harp, celesta and guitar (1917, unfinished or lost)
  • Sexteto místico, for flute, oboe, saxophone, harp, celesta and guitar (ca. 1955, replacement)
  • Quarteto simbólico (Impressões da vida mundana), for flute, alt saxophone, harp, celesta and female voices (1921)
  • Trio for oboe, clarinet & bassoon (1921)
  • Nonetto, Impressão rápida de todo o Brasil ("A Brief Impression of the Whole of Brazil") (1923)
  • Quinteto em forma de choros for flute, oboe, clarinet, English horn or horn and bassoon (1928)
  • Quatuor, for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1928)
  • Assobio a Jato ("The Jet Whistle") for flute and cello (1930)
  • Distribuição de Flores for flute and guitar (1937)
  • Trio for violin, viola and cello (1945)
  • Divagacão for cello, piano and bass drum (adlib.) (1946)
  • Duo for violin and viola (1946)
  • Fantaisie concertante for piano, clarinet and bassoon (1953)
  • Duo for oboe and bassoon (1957)
  • Quinteto Instrumental for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp (1957)
  • Fantasia Concertante for 16 or 32 cellos (1958)
  • Chôros Nos. 2,3,4,7 and Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 1 and 6 are also chamber works

String quartets[edit]

The string quartets are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992. Information on the two versions of Quartet No. 1 is in Peppercorn 1991, 32.

  • Suíte graciosa (5 March 1915)
    • Andante
    • Allegretto
    • Grega Cançonette
  • String Quartet No. 1, revised from the Suíte graciosa (1946)
    • Cantilena
    • Brincadeira
    • Canto lírico
    • Cançoneta
    • Melancolia
    • Saltando como um Saci
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1915)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1917)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1917)
  • String Quartet No. 5 (1931)
  • String Quartet No. 6 (1938)
  • String Quartet No. 7 (1942)
  • String Quartet No. 8 (1944)
  • String Quartet No. 9 (1945)
  • String Quartet No. 10 (1946)
  • String Quartet No. 11 (1948)
  • String Quartet No. 12 (1950)
  • String Quartet No. 13 (1951)
  • String Quartet No. 14 (1953)
  • String Quartet No. 15 (1954)
  • String Quartet No. 16 (1955)
  • String Quartet No. 17 (1957)
  • Villa Lobos left sketches for an 18th String Quartet.

Operas[edit]

The operas are listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Aglaia (1909) incorporated into Izaht
  • Elisa (1910)
  • Comédia lírica em 3 atos (1911)
  • Izaht (1914)
  • Jesus (1918)
  • Malazarte (1921)
  • Magdalena, light opera (1947)
  • Yerma (1955)
  • A Menina nas nuvens (Daughter of the Clouds), light opera (1957–58)

Ballets[edit]

  • see: other orchestral works

Music for films[edit]

The film music is listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Descobrimento do Brasil ("The discovery of Brazil") (1938)
  • Green Mansions (1959) (adapted as the concert work Floresta do Amazonas ["Forest of the Amazon"])

Works for guitar solo[edit]

The guitar music is listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992. Information on the newly discovered 1928 Valsa-chôro from http://www.durand-salabert-eschig.com/actualite.html, accessed 4 December 2006

  • Panqueca (1900)
  • Mazurka em ré maior (1901)
  • Valsa brilhante (1904) originally titled Valsa concerto no. 2
  • Fantasia (1909)
  • Canção brasileira (1910)
  • Quadrilha (1910)
  • Tarantela (1910)
  • Simples, Mazurka (1910)
  • Dobrados (1909–1912)
  • Chôro no. 1, "Chôro típico" (1920)
  • Suíte popular brasileira (1928, rev. 1947–48)
  1. Mazurka-Choro
  2. Schottish-Choro
  3. Valsa-Choro
  4. Gavotta-Choro
  5. Chorinho
  • Valsa-chôro (ca. 1928) rejected original from the Suíte popular, replaced with a new "Valsa-chôro" in the revision of 1947–48
  • Douze études (1929; rev. 1948/53)
  1. Etude No. 1 in E minor: Allegro non troppo
  2. Etude No. 2 in A major: Allegro
  3. Etude No. 3 in D major: Allegro moderato
  4. Etude No. 4 in G major: Un peu modéré—Grandioso
  5. Etude No. 5 in C major: Andantino—Poco meno
  6. Etude No. 6 in E minor: Poco Allegro
  7. Etude No. 7 in E major: Tres animé—Moins
  8. Etude No. 8 in C sharp minor: Modéré
  9. Etude No. 9 in F sharp minor: Tres peu animé
  10. Etude No. 10 in B minor: Tres animé—Un peu animé—Vif
  11. Etude No. 11 in E minor: Lent—Poco meno—Animé
  12. Etude No. 12 in A minor: Animé—Più mosso—a tempo primo—Un peu plus animé
  • Valsa sentimental (1936)
  • Five Preludes (1940)
  1. Prelude No. 1 in E minor: Andantino espressivo Più mosso
  2. Prelude No. 2 in E major: Andantino—Più mosso
  3. Prelude No. 3 in A minor: Andante—Molto adagio e dolorido
  4. Prelude No. 4 in E minor: Lento—Animato—Moderato
  5. Prelude No. 5 in D major: Poco animato—Meno—Più mosso
  6. Prelude No. 6 (Lost)

Music for piano solo[edit]

The piano music is listed and described in Villa-Lobos, sua obra 1974, Appleby 1988, Peppercorn 1991a, Tarasti 1995, and Wright 1992.

  • Celestial, waltz (1904)
  • Ibericarabe (1914)
  • Ondulando (1914)
  • Danças Características Africanas (1915)
  • Suíte Floral (1918)
  • Histórias da Carochinha (1919)
  • A Lenda do Caboclo (1920)
  • Carnaval das crianças (1920)
  • A Prole do Bebê, first series (1920)
    • Branquinha (A Boneca de Louça) – Little White Doll (The Porcelain Doll)
    • Moreninha (A Boneca de Massa) – Little Brunette Doll (The Paste Doll)
    • Caboclinha (A Boneca de Barro) – Little Mestiza Doll (The Clay Doll)
    • Mulatinha (A Boneca de Borracha) – Little Mulatta Doll (The Rubber Doll)
    • Negrinha (A Boneca de Pau) – Little Black Doll (The Wooden Doll)
    • A Pobrezinha (A Boneca de Trapo) – The Poor Little Doll (The Rag Doll)
    • O Polichinelo – The Punch
    • A Bruxa (A Boneca de Pano) – The Witch (The Cloth Doll)
  • A Prole do Bebê, second series (1921)
    • A Baratinha de Papel (The Paper Little Cockroach)
    • O Gatinho de Papelão (The Box-Paper Kitten)
    • O Camundongo de Massa (The Paste Mouse)
    • O Cachorrinho de Borracha (The Rubber Puppy)
    • O Cavalinho de Pau (The Wooden Little Horse)
    • O Boizinho de Chumbo (The Lead Little Bull)
    • O Passarinho de Pano (The Cloth Little Bird)
    • O Ursinho de Algodão (The Cotton Little Bear)
    • O Lobinho de Vidro (The Glass Little Wolf)
  • A Prole do Bebê, third series (1926) now lost
  • A Fiandeira (1921)
  • Rudepoêma (1921–26)
  • Simples coletânea, W134 (1922)
  • Sul America (1925)
  • Cirandinhas (1925)
    • Zangou-se o Cravo com a Rosa
    • Adeus, Bela Morena
    • Vamos, Maninha
    • Olha Aquela Menina
    • Senhora Pastora
    • Cai, Cai, Balão
    • Todo Mundo Passa
    • Vamos Ver a Mulatinha
    • Carneirinho, Carneirão
    • A Canoa Virou
    • Nesta Rua tem um Bosque
    • Lindos Olhos Que Ela Tem
  • Cirandas (1926)
    • Terezinha de Jesus
    • A Condessa – (The Countess)
    • Senhora Dona Sancha
    • O Cravo Brigou com a Rosa – (The Carnation Fought The Rose)
    • Pobre Cega – (Poor Blind Woman)
    • Passa, Passa Gavião – (Go Away, Go Away, Hawk)
    • Xô, Xô, Passarinho – (Shoo, Shoo, Little Bird)
    • Vamos Atrás de Serra, Calunga – Let's Go to the Mountain, Calunga
    • Fui no Tororó – I went to Tororó
    • O Pintor de Cannahy – The Painter of Canai
    • Nesta Rua, Nesta Rua – In This Street
    • Olha o Passarinho, Dominé – Look at the Little Bird, Dominé
    • À Procura de uma Agulha – Looking for a Needle
    • A Canoa Virou – The Canoe Capsized
    • Que Lindos Olhos! – What Beautiful Eyes!
    • Có, Có, Có – Cheep, Cheep, Cheep
  • Saudades das selvas brasileiras (1927)
  • Bachianas brasileiras no. 4 (1930–41)
    • Preludio – (Introdução) – Prelude – (Introduction) (1941)
    • Coral – (Canto do Sertão) – Chorale – (Song of the Country) (1941)
    • Aria – (Cantiga) – Aria – (Song) (1935)
    • Dansa – (Miudinho) – Dance – (Miudinho) (1930)
  • Caixinha de Música Quebrada (1931) – Little Broken Music Box
  • Francette et Pià (1932)
  • Valsa da dor (1932)
  • Guia Prático (1932–49)
  • Ciclo brasileiro (1936–37)
    • Plantio do Caboclo – Peasant's Sowing Song
    • Impressões Seresteiras – Impressions of a Serenade Musician
    • Festa no Sertão – Party in the Country
    • Dança do Índio Branco – Dance of the White Indian
  • As Três Marias (1939)
  • New York Sky-Line Melody (1939)
  • Poema Singelo (1942)
  • Homenagem a Chopin (1949)
    • Nocturne
    • Ballade

References[edit]

  • Appleby, David P. 1988. Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Bio-Bibliography New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-25346-3
  • Peppercorn, Lisa M. 1991a. Villa-Lobos, the Music: An Analysis of His Style Translated by Stefan De Haan. London: Kahn & Averill; White Plains, NY: Pro/AM Music Resources. ISBN 1-871082-15-3
  • Peppercorn, Lisa M. 1991b. "Villa-Lobos ‘ben trovato’." Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music, no. 177 (June): 32–39.
  • Tarasti, Eero. 1995. Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Life and Works. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0013-7
  • Villa-Lobos, sua obra: Programa de Ação Cultural, 1972. 1974. Second edition. Rio de Janeiro: MEC,DAC, Museu Villa-Lobos.
  • Wright, Simon. 1992. Villa-Lobos. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-315475-7

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