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Orchestral Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's Works by Heitor Villa-Lobos

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Works

Work

No.

Year

Fantasia e fuga No. 6, transcription for orchestra (after J.S. Bach: BWV 542)
Instrumentation: 3333/4231/timp/str
Duration: 5 min

A. 394

1938

Prelúdio e fuga No. 4, transcription for orchestra (after J. S. Bach: BWV 849)

A. 397

1938

Prelúdio e fuga No. 6, transcription for orchestra (after J. S. Bach: BWV 851)

A. 398

1938

Tocata e fuga No. 3, transcription for orchestra (after J. S. Bach: BWV 540)

A. 404

1931

Fugas 1, 8 & 21, transcription for orchestra of cellos (after J. S. Bach: BWV 846, 853, 866)

A. 426

1941

     

Bachianas Brasileiras

   

A series of nine suites, written for various combinations of instruments and voices between 1930 and 1945. Each represents a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music and the style of Johann Sebastian Bach. Most of the movements in each suite have two titles: one "Bachian" (Prelúdio, Fuga, etc.), the other Brazilian (Embolada, O Canto da Nossa Terra, etc.).

   

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for 8 cellos:
Introdução (Embolada), Prelúdio (Modinha), Fuga (Conversa) (Conversation)

A. 246

1930

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 for chamber orchestra:
There are four programmatic movements, each reworking an earlier piece for piano or for cello and piano:
Prelúdio (O Canto do Capadocio), Ária (O Canto da Nossa Terra), Dança (Lembrança do Sertão), Tocata (O Trenzinho do Caipira) (The Little Train of Caipira)

A. 247

1930

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3 for piano and orchestra::
Prelúdio (Ponteio), Fantasia (Devaneio) (Digression), Aria - Modinha, Tocata (Picapu)

A. 388

1934

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 for piano (dedicated to Tomas Teren):
Prelúdio (Introdução), Coral (Canto do Sertão), Aria (Cantiga), Dansa (Mindinho)

A. 264

1930-1941

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 for orchestra (dedicated to Tomas Teren):
Prelúdio (Introdução), Coral (Canto do Sertão), Aria (Cantiga), Dansa (Mindinho)

A. 424

1942

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and 8 cellos:
Aria (Cantilena) (lyrics by Ruth V. Corrêa), Dança (Martelo) (lyrics by Manuel Bandeira)

A. 389

1938

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for voice & guitar:
Aria (Cantilena) (lyrics by Ruth V. Corrêa)

A. 391

1947

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for voice & piano:
Aria (Cantilena) (lyrics by Ruth V. Corrêa)

A. 390

1948

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute and bassoon:
Aria (Choros), Fantasia

A. 392

1938

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 for orchestra (dedicated to Gustavo Capanema):
Prelúdio (Ponteco), Giga (Quadrilha Caipira), Tocata (Desafio), Fuga (Conversa)

A. 432

1942

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 8 for orchestra:
Prelúdio, Aria (Modinha), Tocata (Catira batida), Fuga

A. 444

1944

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 for chorus or string orchestra:
Prelúdio e Fuga

A. 449

1945

     

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - May 2010)
Thanks to contributors: Aggelos Tsompanidis (April 2010)

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