Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:"Guiñale al sol la cabaña": A historical survey of the Puerto Rican art song and its composers
Author(s):Zayas Collet, Yaritza Y.
Advisor(s):Carrillo, Carlos
Contributor(s):Stone, Sylvia; Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Herrera, Ricardo
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Puerto Rican art song
art song
Hector Campos Parsi
Amaury Veray
Narciso Figueroa
Ernesto Cordero
Esther Alejandro
Monserrate Ferrer
Geographic Coverage:Puerto Rico
Abstract:Even though there is a fair amount of research about the Latin-American art song, the resources solely about the Puerto Rican art song are limited. This lack of resources has made it extremely difficult for those interested in finding information about the Puerto Rican art song in and out of the island, preventing this repertoire from being performed. This research explores the available repertoire, its historical significance, and what nationalistic traces may or may not be found in the musical style of these composers. The objective of this paper is to create another source of information available to those interested in the Puerto Rican art song genre, and to add new material to the current body of knowledge. Fortunately, interest is growing thanks to a new wave of Puerto Rican singers completing their doctoral work in the United States, who are interested in exploring this topic in order to preserve it, expose it internationally, and give it the significance that it deserves. Available material on this subject has been gathered, and with it I present a historical survey of the Puerto Rican art song with a selection of six representative composers, a small catalogue of the songs that are available for research and performance at various libraries in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico National Archives and those that can be found directly through the composers.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Yaritza Y. Zayas Collet
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-12-05

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