Brasilianische Volkslieder und Indianische Melodien (Spix, Johann Baptist von)

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This work was co-authored by the Composer and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868)

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Arranger Johann Baptist von Spix
Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius
Publisher. Info. München: Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.1830).
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Work Title Brasilianische Volkslieder und Indianische Melodien
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Composer Spix, Johann Baptist von
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 Brazilian traditional songs (1 lundú), 14 indigenous traditional Brazilian melodies
  • Brazilianische Volkslieder (nos.1-8 arranged for voice and piano):
1. Acaso são estes (S. Paulo)
2. Qual será o feliz dia (S. Paulo)
3. Perdi o rafeiro na inchente afogado (S. Paulo)
4. Pracer igual ao que eu sinto no mundo não haverá (Minas & Bahia)
5. No regaço da ventura Marilia vive a brincar (Minas)
6. Foi-se Jozino e deixou-me (Bahia)
7. Escuta formoza Marcia tristes ais do teu pastor (S. Paulo)
8. Uma mulata bonita não careça rezar (Minas & Goyaz)
9. Lundum Brasilian Volkstanz (single melody line in treble clef)
  • Indianische Melodien (all are single melody line in treble clef):
10. Bei dem Trinkfest der Coroados
11. Tanze der Puris
12. Keuchend
13. Mit stiller Lidenschaft
14. Tanze der Muras
15. Andante
16. Tanze der Turi-Tabocas
17. Andatino come Allegretto
18. Tanze der Miranhas
19. Allegretto quasi Marcia
20. Allegro
21. Andante
22. Gesang der rudernden Indianer in Rio Negro
23. Der Fischtanz der Indianer in Rio Negro
First Publication. 1830 ca.
Language Portuguese
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Traditional (folk)
Instrumentation voice, piano (arranged) ; treble instrument (arranged)

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Comments from Carolus: "Looking at the publication it seems one or both of the naturalists might have been conversant with musical notation. This is hardly surprising since most people in Bavaria of a certain class would have been instructed in music as part of their general education. The poor folk of Munich were not able to afford the substantial funds to take a merchant vessel halfway around the world in the early decades of the 19th century - the voyage alone would have been weeks. As nobody was credited with the piano accompaniments or the transcriptions of what was heard it is logical to assume one of the two naturalists did at least the basic work - though it's also certainly possible their own work was in a sketch form and they simply paid a local musician either in Brazil or in Munich to flesh out the details for publication (as the author of the dissertation above notes), which also seems to have been at the authors' own expense as there is no imprint to be seen. This small volume is merely a supplement to a larger volume(s) covering other subjects of their journey. If that one has a publisher it is probably the same for the supplement."