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The scope of this document is to demonstrate the richness and diversity to be found in the art song genre from countries outside of the standard repertoire, specifically focusing on the Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone. The purpose of this document is to provide performance practice guidelines for four selected pieces by Francisco Mignone: No Meio do Caminho (1938), Pregão (1947), Si eu sei o que é saudade (1976), and Valsa-Vocalise (1972). They exemplify expressions of Brazilian national identity through the music selected. Furthermore, it provides a brief background on the composer and his compositional style phases, and context for the selection of his work. It will also provide resources related to the Brazilian Portuguese language because the language factor should not be a barrier impeding people from singing repertoire in Brazilian Portuguese. Singers should continue exploring different composers from different nationalities in order to expand the art song canon, and to discover great repertoire connected to different cultures.
Art Song; Brazilian composer; Carlos Drummond de Andrade; Francisco Mignone; saudade; Vocal Work
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Rizzotto Vidal Pessoa, Amanda Mara, "A Performance Guide for Four Songs by Francisco Mignone" (2022). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4463.
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