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, 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 (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
    • A la Ballada

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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