Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
Heitor Villa-Lobos was particularly lauded for creating a unique Brazilian style of art music. He imbued in his works a flavor of the many facets and cultures of Brazilian life, from the jungles of the Amazon to the street musicians of Rio de Janeiro. One of his late works, a piece entitled Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle), demonstrates this Brazilian flavor, even though the composition was written later in Villa-Lobos's life when the Brazilian element was not so obvious as in his earlier works. The purpose of this paper is to present a brief background about Villa-Lobos and an overview of Brazilian popular and folk music. Further, a discussion about how Villa Lobos incorporated this music into his own compositions follows, and an analysis of Assobio a Jato with regard to its elements of Brazilian music concludes the paper.
Ebel, Nancy J., "Brazilian elements in Villa-Lobos's "Assobio a Jato"" (1995). Student Work. 2854.