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The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music$
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Eric A. Galm

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734058

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001

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Creation Myths

Creation Myths

(p.116) Chapter 5 Creation Myths
The Berimbau

Eric A. Galm

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter begins with an overview of Brazilian art music. It then discusses how African-derived thematic material has been used in the genre since the late 1800s; Ganguzama, the first symphonic work that incorporated the berimbau; percussionist and composer Luiz D’Anunciação’s development of berimbau notation and the emergence of percussion-based art music in Brazil; and a contemporary vanguarda composition for berimbau and prerecorded tape by Luiz Augusto (Tim) Rescala.

Keywords:   Brazilian art music, Ganguzama, berimbau, Luiz D’Anunciação, Luiz Augusto Rescala

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