Amazonas, W118, 119 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano solo (Composer)

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KGill (2013/3/14)

Arranger Composer
Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Max Eschig, 1953. Plate M.E. 6675.
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General Information

Work Title Amazonas
Alternative. Title Bailado indígena brasileiro (subtitle of W119)
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. W118 (original) ; W119 (piano arrangement)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHV 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 continuous ballet with 17 stage directions:
  1. Contemplação do Amazonas
  2. Ciúme do Deus dos ventos
  3. O espelho da jovem índia
  4. Traição do Deus dos ventos
  5. A prece da jovem índia
  6. Dança ao encantamento das florestas
  7. A dança sensual da jovem índia
  8. Região dos monstros
  9. A marcha dos monstros
  10. A alegria da índia
  11. Um monstro se destaca
  12. A ânsia do monstro
  13. O espelho enganador
  14. A descoberta
  15. A luta do prazer
  16. O abismo
  17. O precipício
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917 (W118), 1932 (W119)
First Performance. 1929-5-30 in Paris, Maison Gaveau (W118)
Orchestre des Concerts Poulet, Gaston Poulet (conductor)
First Publication. 1929 - Paris: Max Eschig (W118)
1953 - Paris: Max Eschig (W119)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12-14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra (W118)
2 piccolos, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, piccolo clarinet,
2 clarinets (A), bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, sarrusophone
4 (optional 8) horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, tam-tam, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, pandeira, bass drum, chocalho, matraca,
citara de arco (violinophone), viola d'amore, celesta, harp, piano, strings
External Links Villa-Lobos site (IU)
Extra Information Based on the earlier ballet Myremis, W110 (now believed to be lost).