Since 2001, I’ve been collecting art songs from Argentina and trying to figure out what this particular cultural manifestation has meant to listeners and performers. I don’t have any good answers yet, but I DO have a catalog.
After more than eight years of collecting this stuff and one intense winter working with my family (’06-’07) to input all 1243 individual songs (by 82 different composers), their ranges, tessiture, collections, publishers, dedicatees, etc., etc., ETC. into Excel, this information will finally be made available to adventurous singers and researchers the world over!!!
I know. It’s exciting. Just stay in your seat until the show’s over and you’ll get your very own autographed copy.
Dr. Maya Hoover has been great to work with on this project. I think all of us contributors are relieved, however, that we are on the home stretch. I sent my final edits in yesterday and if all goes well (knocking on every piece of wood within sight), this lovely reference will be available in December. Tell your local librarian to order this book!!
I’m hoping I’ll be able to make it available on the LAASA.ORG website.