As exciting as the previous post on the Villa-Lobos home movies was, here's an even bigger story.
Earlier this week conditional approval was given for a new project costing R$867,000 (about $490,000), which will digitize the orchestral and chamber music scores of Villa-Lobos, and make them freely available online and on CD-ROM. The focus of the project will be on the Symphonies (none of which is easily available in study score format). A catalogue of the works in the project will have a print run of 1,800.
The project will take place in 2008, and will be complete in time for the 50th anniversary of Villa-Lobos's death in 2009.