Choros No. 1 by Villa-Lobos. Sheet music for Flute, page 1.

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Villa-Lobos - Choros No. 1

Sheet music for flute

Alt. Title: Choro típico
Info: Chôros No.1 (or Chôro típico), W161 is a piece written originaly for solo guitar. The word chôro (nowadays spelled simply choro) is Portuguese for "weeping", "cry", and came to be the name used for music played by an ensemble of Brazilian street musicians (called chorões) using both African and European instruments, who improvise in a free and often dissonant kind of counterpoint called contracanto. In this context, the term does not refer to any definite form of composition, but rather includes a variety of Brazilian types. Villa-Lobos described the basic concept of his Chôros as a "brasilofonia"—an extension of the popular street-musicians' chôro to a pan-Brazilian synthesis of native folklore, both Indian and popular.
Date: 1920
Artist: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Born: 5 March 1887, Rio de Janeiro
Died: 17 November 1959, Rio de Janeiro
The artist: Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". A prolific composer, he wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, totaling over 2000 works by his death in 1959.
Instrument: Flute
Key: A minor
Range: D4 - G6
Time signature: 2/4
Tempo: 84 BPM
Duration: 3:44
Pages: 4
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Popular
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