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Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 Suite

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos (arr. Alfred Reed)


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General Info

Year: 1941 / 1965
Duration: c. 24:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Movements

1. Prelúdio (Introdução)
2. Coral (Canto do Sertão)
3. Ária (Cantiga)
4. Danza (Mindinho)


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

The Bachianas Brasileiras are a series of nine suites by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, written for various combinations of instruments and voices between 1930 and 1945. They represent not so much a fusion of Brazilian folk and popular music on the one hand, and the style of Johann Sebastian Bach on the other, as an attempt freely to adapt a number of Baroque harmonic and contrapuntal procedures to Brazilian music.

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 was scored for piano (1930–41); orchestrated in 1942 (Preludio dedicated to Tomas Terán; Coral dedicated to José Vieira Brandão; Ária dedicated to Sylvio Salema; Dança dedicated to Antonieta Rudge Müller)

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Arkansas: V
  • Louisiana: V


Performances

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  • Medalist Concert Band (Bloomington, Minn.) (Jerry Luckhardt, conductor) - 20 May 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bachianas Brasileiras, Wikipedia Accessed 29 May 2018
  • Villa-Lobos, H.; Reed, A. (1965). Suite from Bachianas brasile[i]ras no. 4 : for Symphonic Band [score]. F. Colombo: New York.