Chôros No.8, W208 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)

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Sheet Music


 Full Score (CA)
#40984 - 12.34MB, 127 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- 10/24/30

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Daphnis (2009/10/9)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Eschig, 1928. Plate M.E. 2300.


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General Information

Work Title Chôros No.8
Alternative Title
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue Number W208
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1925
First Performance 1927-10-24 in Paris, Salle Gaveau
Aline van Barentzen (piano) ; Tomás Teran (piano) ; Villa-Lobos (conductor) ; Concerts Colonne Orchestra
First Publication 1928
Dedication Tomás Teran
Average Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Pianos (solo), 1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 english horn, 4 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 saxophone, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, tam-tam, xylophone, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, tambor de campanha, caixa, chocalhos de metal, reco, caraxa, caracaxá, puita, matraca, 2 harps, celesta, strings
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