Ciranda das sete notas (bassoon & orchestra)

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Ciranda das sete notas for bassoon and string orchestra (Fantasia para Fagote e Cordas)

Dedicated to Mindinha.  Villa-Lobos arranged the work for basson & piano in 1958.

See this post at Tumbling Villa-Lobos for a link to YouTube video of a live performance.

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Bassoon and string orchestra
Arranged for bassoon & piano by Villa-Lobos


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1961. Ciranda das sete notas. For bassoon and string orchestra. New York: Southern Music Pub. Co.

The autograph scores (32 pp. & 17 pp.) are in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

The score and parts are available at the Peermusic website.


The premiere was in 1933 in Rio de Janeiro. Villa-Lobos conducted the Orquestra do Teatro Municipal, and E. Dutro was the bassoonist.

There are 12 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database, on Sept. 2008.