Thursday, March 12, 2009

Choral version of BB#1

Villa-Lobos wrote two versions of Bachianas Brasileiras #9: for a capella mixed chorus and for strings. Roberto Martins has adapted the 2nd movement - Preludio (Modinha) - of the first Bachianas Brasileiras for choir and organ, and it sounds great. The very impressive Coral Municipal de Santos performs this work under Martins' direction at the "Villa-Lobos Week" in Santos.

I have the feeling that this arrangement may end up being very popular with chamber choirs around the world.

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