SONG OF THE BLACK SWAN Heitor Villa-Lobos
This exquisite melody incorporates the simple, yet elegant, harmonies that are unique to South America's ranking composer. It originated in 1917, extracted for solo cello and piano from a symphonic poem/ballet, Naufrágio de Kleônicos.
The MP3 file features a flute solo, a harp accompaniment, and a string ensemble as a minimal orchestral filler. No lead-in measure is provided or necessary; by the time the orchestra plays its second chord, the tempo becomes clear.
Since much of the accompaniment is repetitious, a compressed
"shorty" version of the score is provided, enabling the entire work
to be displayed on just three pages instead of thirteen. The bracketed
numbers  indicate the number of times that a sequence is played
(the default is 1); as a reference, the top staff displays the solo melody
without regard to actual timing.
Recommendation for Disklavier users: Set the keyboard to play
MIDI #27 — Jazz Guitar, with Piano voice = ON, and use the
sostenuto pedal. The MP3's key velocities are tailored to this combination.
You will be especially pleased with the result.
|Black Swan .mid||preview (2:20)||33 kb|
|Page 1||13 pages total||143 kb|
|Condensed accompaniment-1||3 pages total||178 kb|
|Black Swan-flute .mp3||Flute soloist||2.2 mb|
|Black Swan-sheet music .zip||16 pages in pdf format||516 kb|
|Black Swan .zip||2 MIDI files, |
2 Finale 2005 files,
2 XML transportable files