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Choros n.7, by Heitor Villa-Lobos: musical analysis and compositional aspects

Grant number: 12/11311-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:Adriana Lopes da Cunha Moreira
Grantee:Denise Mayumi Ogata
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This work aims to develop a musical analysis of Choros n. 7 (1924), by Heitor Villa-Lobos, for flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, E flat alto saxophone, bassoon, violin, and cello (with the inclusion of a tan-tam in the final bars). We seek to understand aspects of his compositional language, linking them with other Choros, with the production of the composer, and with the music scene of his time. More specifically, we will carry out the study on which musical elements, primarily structural, can add parameters to a deeper understanding of the work; how the compositional procedures dialogue with the compositional aspects of the other Choros, and which of them we consider references to the work of Villa-Lobos. The research is justified by the contribution to the analysis material that is currently being developed on the Choros, especially from the compositional point of view. The methodology is based on the literature on the composer's musical production, on musical analysis, on techniques of composition, orchestration, the material used in the music of the Twentieth-Century, both in Brazil and in other Western countries. In the conclusion, we will seek to inter-relate the musical aspects that rose during the research.(AU)

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