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A Musical Analysis and Performance Guide to Alejandro Vinao's Burritt Variations for Solo Marimba

Mike Gordon Roe, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

This dissertation and accompanying lecture recital examine musical aspects and performance considerations for Alejandro Viñao's Burritt Variations (2012).^ An exhaustive examination of the formal, melodic, motivic, and rhythmic aspects of the piece will highlight the complex compositional processes and thematic transformations found throughout the work. The discussion will also briefly examine the composer's background and the genesis of the work, as well as key influences found in Burritt Variations. These influences include the multi-temporal music of Conlon Nancarrow, and many Latin-American musical styles, especially Salsa music. The discussion will then focus on considerations for those wishing to perform the work.^ By illuminating Viñao's compositional processes and shedding light on performance considerations, this document will serve as a valuable resource for those wishing to study or perform Alejandro Viñao's Burritt Variations for solo marimba.^

Subject Area

Music

Recommended Citation

Roe, Mike Gordon, "A Musical Analysis and Performance Guide to Alejandro Vinao's Burritt Variations for Solo Marimba" (2018). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI10844668.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI10844668

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