Villa-Lobos Scores

As we get closer to January 2010, when Villa-Lobos scores go into the Public Domain in Canada, the great people at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) are getting ready to add the scores to their database.  Here is their already very comprehensive sortable list of Villa-Lobos scores.

See this story at The Villa-Lobos Magazine for news about a new comprehensive database of Villa-Lobos scores to be managed by the Academia Brasileira de Música.

New link: Peermusic Classical Europe has these Villa-Lobos scores available for rent.


 

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You can buy any Villa-Lobos score (191 the last time I looked), or do a search in the box to the right.

Here are the most popular Villa-Lobos scores.

 

 

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Collected Works for Solo Guitar

 

 

 

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Collected Works For Solo Guitar - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com

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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Includes the great works for solo guitar: the Preludes, Etudes, Choros #1 and the Suite Popular Bresilienne.

 The Piano Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos

 

 
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The Piano Music Of Heitor Villa-Lobos By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Collection for solo piano. Music For Millions: Volume 62. 166 pages. Published by Amsco. (MS.AM41732)
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With some of VL's great works for piano:

  • Choros #5 "Alma Brasileira"
  • Bachianas Brasileiras #4
  • the Suite Ciclo Brasileiro
  • Albums 1, 8 & 9 of the Guia Pratico
  • the first Prole do Bebe suite
  • and others

The Bachianas Brasileiras Store at Sheet Music Plus

 

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    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria  By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), arranged by Andres Segovia. Guitar/vocal single for soprano voice solo and guitar accompaniment. A Minor. 7 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    The Piano Music Of Heitor Villa-Lobos  By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Collection for solo piano. Music For Millions: Volume 62. 166 pages. Published by Amsco.
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    Aria From 'Bachianas Brasileiras Cantilena No. 5'  By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), arranged by Burle Marx. Collection for soprano voice and piano. 12 pages. Published by Associated.
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    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5  Set of Parts. By Hector Villa-Lobos. G. Schirmer String Ensemble. Book only. Published by Associated.
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    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5  Voice and Piano. By Hector Villa-Lobos. (Voice and Piano). Vocal. Softcover. 24 pages. Published by Associated.
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    Aria Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Flute / Piano)  Flute and Piano. By Hector Villa-Lobos. (Flute). Woodwind Solo. Softcover. 8 pages. Published by Associated.
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    Duets for Flute & Guitar - Volume II (Flute Part)  (New Digitally Remastered Version) Sheet music and accompaniment CD for flute. Guitar part available separately (MMOCD3607). Published by Music Minus One.
      Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1  Set of Parts. By Hector Villa-Lobos. (Parts). G. Schirmer String Ensemble. Softcover. 16 pages. Published by Associated.
      Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5  Study Score. By Hector Villa-Lobos. (score). Orchestra. Softcover. 32 pages. Published by Associated.
      Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1  Study Score. By Hector Villa-Lobos. (score). Study Score. Softcover. 32 pages. Published by Associated.

 

 

Many of Villa-Lobos's major works were published by Editions Max Eschig in Paris.  Eschig now has an excellent website, and a very good one, with complete catalogues, lists of agents for sales and rental around the world.

Best of all is this 102 page booklet (PDF) published in September 2007, which lists all of the available VL scores, along with a Biography, Discography and Index (in French and English).

Max Eschig (1872-1927) is the most important person from the music publishing industry in the life of Villa-Lobos.  It was Eschig more than anyone who helped make Villa's name in the wider world.
 

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Here is a short bit of history from the site:

"In 1924, a young Brazilian composer contacted Max Eschig. His name was Heitor Villa-Lobos, an adventurous man brim full of originality and imagination who wished to give Brazil its own serious music through the combination of characteristic features of its popular music with the technical achievements of the European tradition. Max Eschig is the principal publisher of this extraordinary composer, famous in particular for his guitar works (all published by Eschig), but whose prolific output of chamber and symphonic works includes the highly original series of twelve Brazilian Choros, the opulent Amazonian tone-poems Amazonas, Erosão and Genesis and the last three Bachianas Brasileiras (7, 8, 9), all of which are to be found in the Eschig catalogue." 

 Max Eschig
Durand - Salabert - Eschig website
 For choral scores by Villa-Lobos, check out the Cantus Quercus website. This is a very impressive catalogue - I'm hoping that it results in more performances of these excellent works.  Choral directors out there - let's get cracking!