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Instrumentation and orchestration by Antonio Carlos Gomes: a study of his preludes and openings

Grant number: 14/18581-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Lenita Waldige Mendes Nogueira
Grantee:Isaac William Kerr
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Rinascimento strumentale is the Italian period situated in the second half of the nineteenth century and responsible for the resumption of the ideals that favored the instrumental writing. Coincided with an effervescent discussion - through correspondence, treaties and other documents - and intense search for changes in the orchestral platform of the italian ottocento. The period also marks the arrival of Antonio Carlos Gomes, quickly introduced and active in the scene, participating directly in a period of considerable proportions for the literature of the great orchestral masses. The analysis of the problems presented in these documents, the reflection on the orchestral apparatus of the time and research the solutions, or postponed by Carlos Gomes through the study of his orchestral writing, equals better understanding and interpretation of his work. Then it is proposed with this project, examine the treatment by Carlos Gomes to the orchestra through the analysis and classification of instrumentation and orchestration system adopted in his symphonic writing from the problems presented by the motion. From this it will be possible to measure the contributions of composer movement and provide some guidelines for election of size, balance and arrangement of the orchestra to perform his works. The research in addition to analyze your technique developed over more than thirty years, still provide a new approach to the compositional process of Carlos Gomes, in a strictly orchestral instrument optics, unveiling another resource for the interpretation of the work of Campinas composer. It is an analytical exploratory study focused on historical musicology scholasticism. Focusing symphonic writing, the set of studies comprises openings, preludes and symphonies operas Noite do Castello, Joana de Flandres, Il Guarany, Fosca, Salvator Rosa, Maria Tudor, Lo Schiavo, Condor and introduction of vocal symphonic poem Colombo. Primary and secondary sources of these works will be used, in particular copies of manuscripts and printed editions of orchestral scores. (AU)

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KERR, Isaac William. Instrumentation and orchestration in Antônio Carlos Gomes: a study in his preludes and symphonies. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes Campinas, SP.

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