Brazil's most modern composer, HEITOR VILLA LOBOS, famous all over the world for his many symphonic works, died at Rio, after uremic illness.
Roll no. ONE: Tri-X (ASA rating 320-250), fair Light.
Attention: Please disregard the first 30 feet of this roll, which were left in the camera by mistake, are from a completely unrelated subject.
Morgue at Education ministry.
Open coffin, family members nearby
Several shots of widow, deceased and relatives.
Other shots of mourning
Several high officials visited the morgue.
Last shot of this roll is of President Kubitschek paying his visit to the Maestro.
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Dupont 936-A, ASA raring 80-64, fair light.
LS Ministry building, camera pan down to show leaving processional.
Various shots of processional across Rio.
LS Rio' Opera House, where orchestra would pay highest tribute to deceased composer.
Detail shots of orchestra playing funeral march.
Procession proceedes through Flamengo beach, heading for cemetery.
LS, cemetery entrance
Procession enters, heads for grave
Education institute, headed by V. Lobos, says mourning speach
Coffin descends into grave, flowers fall onto it, covering it.
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Background: Brazil's most modern composer, HEITOR VILLA LOBOS, famous all over the world for his many symphonic works, died at Rio, after uremic illness.
Maestro' Villa Lobos composed over 2000 pices, including 8 operas. He was Brazil's most famous living composer.
The morgue was erected at Rio's Ministry of Education building, where public visitation took place.
Later, the coffin was transported to the cemetery, on a fire-squad, blank veiled truck, which passed Rio's famous opera house, where the Rio symphonic orchestra played a funeral march in honour of the great deceased.