Choros #01

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Along with the fifth Bachianas Brasileiras, the first Choros for solo guitar may be the most recorded and performed of all the works of Villa-Lobos.

From nearly 500 YouTube videos (!), I've chosen this one of David Russell playing Choros #1, from RVE TV Classico:

Thesis: Meirinhos, Eduardo, "Primary Sources and Editions of Suite Popular Brasileira, Choros No. 1, and Five Preludes, by Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Comparative Survey of Differences," Florida State University, 2003.

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Guitar Works

Solo guitar.

There is an arrangement by Villa-Lobos for solo piano (which is included in Volume 3 of Sonia Rubinsky's Complete Piano Works on Naxos).

  Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1960. Chôros no. 1, pour guitar. Paris: Editions Max Eschig. 
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Collected Works For Solo Guitar - sheet music at
Collected Works For Solo Guitar By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Guitar solo book for guitar. 95 pages. Published by Durand. (HL.50560932)
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The autograph score (3 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

The score is available at


And on DVD:

And the version for solo piano:


Lots & lots of performances of this work.