Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
Juan C. Urena
Tod W. Fish
Spanish poet Rosalía de Castro was a central figure in the Galician
cultural and literary revival of the mid nineteenth-century. One of her most
significant books is Cantares Gallegos, a book of poems written in Galician that
serves as an homage to the language, culture, customs and countryside of
Galicia. The text for the musical portion of this document, a work for orchestra
with extended percussion and two-part women’s choir entitled Airiños, comes
from Castro’s poem Airiños, airiños, aires which was featured in Cantares
Gallegos. To gain a deeper understanding of the author’s importance and
influence in Galicia and beyond, an overview of her upbringing and professional
life is provided in Chapter One. Chapter Two consists of an English translation of
the poem from which the text of Airiños originates, as well as the historical
background and significance of the poem in question. Chapter Three is a score
of Airiños, and chapter Four is a structural analysis of Airiños.
Stobbe, Scott T., "Airiños: For Orchestra and Two-Part Women's Choir, and a Biography of The Poet Rosalía de Castro" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 87.
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