Access options available:. Latin American Music Review He was a guiding force in my life for thirty years, from to , the year of his untimely departure. Word limitations will not permit me to address his enormous achievements as editor Latin American Music Review; Ethnomusicology; "Music" section of the Handbook of Latin American Studies , prolific book reviewer, and collaborator within the Society for Ethnomusicology, and elsewhere. If one seeks to encapsulate the essence of Dr.

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Brazilian music for voice and piano. Brazilian music for piano. Argentine sheet music. Cuban sheet music. Contact us about this collection. Arrangement: Organized into four series: Series 1: Brazilian music for voice and piano.

Series 2: Brazilian music for piano. Series 3: Argentine Music. Series 4: Cuban Music. All music arranged alphabetically by the composer's last name. Subjects: Folk music , National Music.

Languages: Portuguese , Spanish;Castilian , English. Consists of Brazilian sheet music from the period, ca. Almirante b. Publications from Casa Napoleao predominate. Consists largely of popular piano music or voice and piano editions, but also includes several works for violin and a few manuscript items. Includes dance music of the s and s, as well as works connected with Carnival festivities.

Also contains popular Argentine sheet music from the same time period, as well as popular Cuban sheet music from the s. Brazilian and Argentine collection acquired by Everett Helm sometime in the s. Provenance of Cuban sheet music is unknown. McClellan, under the advice of ethnomusicologist Gerard Behague for Behague to use the collection for his research into the history of Brazilian Music.

Only a portion of the Helm collection was acquired by the library to meet Behague's research needs. He held a diploma from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music, a diploma equivalent to the M. Professor Behague began his career in musicology in at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by teaching music history, American music, and Latin American music. He gradually moved towards increased interest in ethnomusicology, eventually starting a strong program in Latin American ethnomusicology that is currently maintained there by one of his UT students, Tom Turino.

From , he served as associate editor of the Yearbook for Inter-American Musical Research, and from , he was editor of the journal Ethnomusicology. In he founded and subsequently edited the Latin American Music Review, a journal that provides a unique forum for academics from all of the Americas to publish in three languages. He was president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and served on the board of directors of several professional associations. Behague was particularly well known for his research on the music of Brazil, which he studied both as a music historian and as an ethnomusicologist.

Folk music National Music. Acquisition Method: Collected first by Brazilian composer Almirante. Everett Helm then collected part of the collection from Almirante and built upon it through his own acquisitions. Deposited at Tulane University during the s. Purchased by the University of Illinois Music Library, under the appeal of Gerard Behague in as Tulane University's Inter-American Center for Music Research had gone defunct and it was terminating its accompanying musicology library.

The collection was transferred to the Sousa Archives sometime after Finding Aid. Log In Staff. Remember me. University of Illinois Archives. Contact Us: Email Form.

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Gerard Béhague

A Latin American song and dance genre. During the 19th century in Spain and several Latin American countries the term designated various types of dances, songs and communal festivities. By the first decades of the 19th century the meaning was extended to black comparsas , festive carnival groups in Montevideo also known as candombe. As late as the Cuban comparsas a type of carnival parade were designated as tangos. From a musical viewpoint particularly as regards rhythm , however, there is little doubt that the internationally known tango — the foremost Argentine and Uruguayan urban popular song and dance — is related to the Cuban You do not currently have access to this article.


His lifelong work earned him recognition as the leading scholar of Latin American ethnomusicology. There he studied piano , music theory and composition at the National School of Music of the University of Brazil and the Brazilian Conservatory of Music. He earned a diploma from the latter , a master's degree in musicology from the University of Paris Sorbonne; , and a Ph. His scholarly interests gravitated towards ethnomusicology a new field of interdisciplinary study of music and its complex interrelationships with the cultures that produce it.

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