Music recorded by Fred Sturm

Villa-Lobos Miudinho (Bachianas 4/4)

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The Cirandas of Villa-Lobos are based on songs sung by children while playing dancing games. Most of these songs are familiar to Brazilians, but for others it is unclear what is the original melody, and what was created by Villa-Lobos. In the 1940s, in his work as director of music education for all of Brazil, he published a book called Guia Practica in which, among other things, he collected and arranged a great deal of Brazilian folk material. Among the pieces in that collection are originals for the 16 Cirandas for solo piano. I am posting scans of those songs, in some cases multiple versions. I hope this will prove useful to people studying Villa-Lobos' music.

Ciranda #1, Terezinha de Jesus 

Ciranda #2, A Condessa

Ciranda #3, Senhora Dona Sancha

Ciranda #4, O Cravo Brigou com a Rosa/Sapo Jururú

Ciranda #5, Pobre Cega/Toada da Rede

Ciranda #6, Passa, Passa, Gavião

Ciranda #7, Xô, Xô, Passarinho

Ciranda #8, Vamos Atras da Serra, Calunga

Ciranda #9, Fui no Tororó

Ciranda #10, O Pintor de Cannahy

Ciranda #11, Nesta Rua, Nesta Rua

Ciranda #12, Olha o Passarinho, Domine

Ciranda #13, À Procura de uma Agulha

Ciranda #14, A Canoa Virou

CIranda #15, Que Lindos Olhos

Ciranda #16, Có, Có, Có

Ciranda, Cirandinha

 

 

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