Download A Comparative Study of the Eschig Editions and the ‘1928 Manuscript’ of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Twelve Etudes for Guitar PDF

TitleA Comparative Study of the Eschig Editions and the ‘1928 Manuscript’ of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Twelve Etudes for Guitar
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DYNAMICS : STUDY TWELVE

There are numerous and exciting crescendo and decrescendo markings throughout

the 1928 Manuscript’s version of the last study; in contrast, the 1990 Edition does not

show them ever. They appear (or are wanting), as follows:



Example 4.19a: 1928 Manuscript, Study Twelve, mm. 1-2





Example 4.19b: 1990 Edition, Study Twelve, mm. 1-2





The markings, as seen in Example 4.19a, possibly represent two things. First, they

enhance the rise and fall of the chords’ contour. Therefore, the quickly changing

dynamics increase the musical excitement of the work. Second, they allude to a technical

phenomenon pertaining to glissandos on the guitar. When ascending quickly up the

guitar’s fret board, glissandos can maintain and sometimes gather volume. When

descending, they either lose volume or at least give the impression that they do. Villa-

Lobos here may be using the guitar’s idiomatic qualities to unify glissando, melody, and

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