BBC SO Total Immersion: Villa-Lobos

8 March 2014 / 17:00
Milton Court Concert Hall


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Duas Lendas Amerindias em Nheengatu
As Costureiras
Ave Maria (1938)
Ave Maria (1948)
Etude No. 1 des arpeges
Etude No. 4 des accords repetes
Pater Noster
Ave Verum
Panis Angelicus
O Salutaris Hostia
Etude No. 7
Etude No. 8
Etude No. 10
Bendita Sabedoria
Etude No. 11
Etude No. 12
Bachianas brasileiras No. 9

BBC Singers
Celso Antunes

Amongst the most fecund of 20th-century composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos was as prolific in his choral works as he was in other genres and this concert presents a selection – much of it music rarely-heard outside his native Brazil. The programme includes some of the works inspired by Brazilian folk traditions – such as the Lendas Amerindias (or Amerindian Legends) – the Latin sacred music composed for the Catholic liturgy – including settings of the Ave Maria, Pater Noster, Bendite Sabedoria and other devotional texts – and concludes with the work that is undoubtedly both his choral masterpiece and a classic of the modern choral repertoire: Bachiana Brasileira IX which is nothing less than a highly virtuosic prelude and fugue for unaccompanied voices.

The concert will finish at approximately 6.15pm

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