A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire

A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire

An Annotated Catalog of Twentieth-Century Art Songs for Voice and Piano
Maya Hoover, Maya Hoover
Distribution: World
Publication date: 04/29/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-22138-4
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A reference guide to the vast array of art song literature and composers from Latin America, this book introduces the music of Latin America from a singer’s perspective and provides a basis for research into the songs of this richly musical area of the world. The book is divided by country into 22 chapters, with each chapter containing an introductory essay on the music of the region, a catalog of art songs for that country, and a list of publishers. Some chapters include information on additional sources. Singers and teachers may use descriptive annotations (language, poet) or pedagogical annotations (range, tessitura) to determine which pieces are appropriate for their voices or programming needs, or those of their students. The guide will be a valuable resource for vocalists and researchers, however familiar they may be with this glorious repertoire.

Author Bio

Maya Hoover is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Hawai’i at Mnoa, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Latin American Art Song Alliance. Her publications have appeared in Classical Singer, The Mentoring Connection, and the Philosophy of Music Education Review.

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Table of Contents


1. Argentina / Allison Weiss
2. Bolivia
3. Brazil / Stela M. Brandão
4. Chile
5. Colombia / Ellie Anne Duque
6. Costa Rica
7. Cuba
8. Dominican Republic
9. Ecuador
10. El Salvador
11. Guatemala
12. Haiti / Jean-Ronald LaFond
13. Honduras
14. Jamaica
15. Mexico
16. Nicaragua
17. Panama
18. Paraguay
19. Peru / José-Luis Maúrtua
20. Puerto Rico
21. Uruguay
22. Venezuela / Kathleen L. Wilson

Appendix A: List of Countries and Regions in Latin America
Appendix B: Statistics by Geographic Region
Appendix C: List of Publishers
Appendix D: List of Suggested Repertoire
List of Contributors

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