Three recitals and a dissertation document: the early choro ensemble

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Darkson Magrinelli Rocha (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kelly Burke

Abstract: In this paper, I focused on the instrumentation of the early choro ensemble and its development since its inception. I demonstrated why early choro began using these particular instruments, which ended up influencing choro style for all future choro variations persisting through today. I explored the capabilities of some of these instruments and how each of them is associated with a functional role in fulfilling different parts of choro. In addition, I documented how some of these instruments arrived in Brazil and why they became so popular in the contemporaneous Brazilian musical scene and remain so through the present time.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Brazilian, Chorinho, Choro, Early, Ensemble, Music
Choros $x History
Choros $x Analysis, appreciation
Instrumental ensembles $z Brazil
Musical instruments $z Brazil

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