Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
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Thomas G. Leslie
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Alejandro García Caturla was a Modernist Cuban composer of the early 20th Century. In his compositions and orchestrations, Caturla predominantly featured woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments (and incorporated Afro-Cuban percussion instruments). Caturla’s musical vernacular is a hybridization of styles, not just of the colloquial idioms of Cuba and the music of the European avant-garde, but of the unification of the island’s musical cultures. One of Caturla’s earliest, international successes was his orchestral work Tres danzas cubanas written in 1929. This document includes the creation of a new transcription for wind orchestra of the three-movement work. A biographical sketch of Caturla’s life, the music of Caturla, the historical background of Tres Danzas Cubanas, and the transcription process are provided.
band; Caturla; Cuba; modernism; transcription; winds
Arts and Humanities | International and Area Studies | Latin American Studies | Music
Brown, Darrell, "Tres Danzas Cubanas by Alejandro García Caturla: A Transcription for Wind Orchestra with Accompanying Biographical Sketch and Transcription Method" (2017). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2951.