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Thesis: Indianismo and landscape in the Brazilian age of progress: Art music from Carlos Gomes to Villa-Lobos, 1870s--1930s

Indianismo and landscape in the Brazilian age of progress: Art music from Carlos Gomes to Villa-Lobos, 1870s--1930s
by Volpe, Maria Alice, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2001, 346 pages; AAT 3064681
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Thesis: The techniques and strategies of four master Brazilian cellists who have taught and performed the music of Heitor Villa-

The techniques and strategies of four master Brazilian cellists who have taught and performed the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos
by Johnson, Patricia Facanha, D.M.A., University of Miami, 2002, 137 pages; AAT 3050708
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Thesis: The importance of Afro-Brazilian music in Heitor Villa-Lobos' quest for a unique musical style

The importance of Afro-Brazilian music in Heitor Villa-Lobos' quest for a unique musical style
by Conde Garcia, Eduardo Antonio, Jr., D.M.A., The University of Arizona, 2002, 115 pages; AAT 3073207
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This research demonstrates the importance of the African influence as a decisive element in the quest of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) for a unique musical style.

A concise biography is provided in chapter two, revealing, among other topics, Villa-Lobos' childhood and early influences, his years in Paris, and the time he spent as an educator in Brazil under the government of President Getúlio Vargas.

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Thesis: Tradition and innovation: Analysis and performance of selected compositions for violoncello by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Tradition and innovation: Analysis and performance of selected compositions for violoncello by Heitor Villa-Lobos
by Lien, Yi-Shien, D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003, 94 pages; AAT 3107234
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Thesis: The "Quintette en Forme de Choros" by Heitor Villa-Lobos: An analysis of stylistic influences

The "Quintette en Forme de Choros" by Heitor Villa-Lobos: An analysis of stylistic influences
by Peterson, Elaine Leigh, D.M.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004, 150 pages; AAT 3158572
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Thesis: The wind writing of Heitor Villa-Lobos

The wind writing of Heitor Villa-Lobos: An examination of his compositional style with a conductor's analysis of Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet and Wind Orchestra
by Smith, Shawn Terrell, D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2005, 83 pages; AAT 3194971
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A good deal of research has been published on the music and life of Brazilian composer, conductor, and educator Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Yet, scarce attention has been given specifically to his works for winds, including chamber works and larger works for full wind band.

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Thesis: The Twelve Etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos: Didactic purpose within concert repertoire

The Twelve Etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos: Didactic purpose within concert repertoire
by Joyce, Joseph Patrick, D.M.A., The University of Arizona, 2005, 72 pages; AAT 3205462
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The subject of this document is the embedded didactic purpose of concert pieces for the guitar written by Heitor Villa-Lobos that have been titled etude.

The Twelve Etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos are unique examples of virtuoso concert pieces that also serve as studies of numerous aspects of guitar technique; I will attempt to demonstrate how these didactic elements are contained within these works and how they can be used to improve technique by performing a brief pedagogical analysis of each piece.

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Thesis: A study of nationalistic expression of the choro in Heitor Villa-Lobos's chamber works with bassoon

A study of nationalistic expression of the choro in Heitor Villa-Lobos's chamber works with bassoon
by Lee, Sun Joo, D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2005, 104 pages; AAT 3176723
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The purpose of this document is to study how Heitor Villa-Lobos presented his nationalistic expression of the choro within selected chamber works for mixed instrumentation with bassoon. The use of folk and popular music was the utmost inspiration to Villa-Lobos. The choro (a specific form of urban popular music of Rio de Janeiro) was an especially prominent source for Villa-Lobos's chamber works and for his development of a nationalistic style.

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Thesis: A conductor's study of Villa-Lobos's "Magnificat-Alleluia" and "Bendita Sabedoria"

A conductor's study of Villa-Lobos's "Magnificat-Alleluia" and "Bendita Sabedoria"
by Pereira, Hoffmann Urquiza, D.M.A., Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 2005, 223 pages; AAT 3166894
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Heitor Villa-Lobos is one of the most important names in South American music and probably the most important name in Brazilian music. His musical output includes symphonies, symphonic poems, operas, chamber music, concertos, and choral music, among other genres. His choral music output is significant and includes pieces in which the chorus seems to be used for color and rhythm in a primarily instrumental texture, educational music, folk and secular pieces, large scale choral pieces, and sacred music.

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Thesis: Selected choral works from "Musica Sacra" by Heitor Villa-Lobos: A performance edition critical notes and commentary

Selected choral works from "Musica Sacra" by Heitor Villa-Lobos: A performance edition critical notes and commentary
by Burleson, Jill Cole, D.A., Ball State University, 2007, 186 pages; AAT 3268487
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