Choral music holds a central position in Villa-Lobos's catalogue of works, but among these famous pieces is a series of little-known transcriptions for a cappella choir taken from the standard classical repertoire. They were intended for a teachers' chorus and for use in schools, and through astonishing alchemy they achieve a true 'orchestration' of largely piano originals, adding a fresh new repertoire for vocal ensembles. This album also includes the first ever recording of Villa-Lobos's complete set of a cappella transcriptions from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
Choral music holds a central position in Villa-Lobos's catalogue of works, but among these famous pieces is a series of little-known transcriptions for a cappella choir taken from the standard classical repertoire. They were intended for a teachers' chorus and for use in schools, and through astonishing alchemy they achieve a true 'orchestration' of largely piano originals, adding a fresh new repertoire for vocal ensembles. This album also includes the first ever recording of Villa-Lobos's complete set of a cappella transcriptions from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
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Label: NXS
Rel. Date: 01/29/2021
UPC: 747313428670

Villa-Lobos: Choral Transcriptions
Artist: Villa-Lobos / Sao Paulo Symphony Choir / Peleggi
Format: CD
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1. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
2. Schwanengesang, D. 957: No.
3. Ständchen (Serenade) (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
4. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
5. Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
6. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat minor, BWV 867 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
7. Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3: No.
8. Prélude in C-Sharp minor (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
9. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp minor, BWV 883 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
10. Elégie (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874 (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir)
12. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique": II. Adagio Cantabile (Arr. H. Villa-Lobos for Choir) (Excerpts)
13. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 (Version for Choir)

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Choral music holds a central position in Villa-Lobos's catalogue of works, but among these famous pieces is a series of little-known transcriptions for a cappella choir taken from the standard classical repertoire. They were intended for a teachers' chorus and for use in schools, and through astonishing alchemy they achieve a true 'orchestration' of largely piano originals, adding a fresh new repertoire for vocal ensembles. This album also includes the first ever recording of Villa-Lobos's complete set of a cappella transcriptions from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.