Finding Aid for Gerard Behague and Everett Helm Latin American Sheet Music Collection, 1917-1969 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Gerard Behague and Everett Helm Latin American Sheet Music Collection, 1917-1969Add to your cart.

ID: 12/5/44

Primary Creator: Behague, Gerard (November 2, 1937-June 13, 2005)

Other Creators: Helm, Everett (July 17, 1913 - June 25, 1999)

Extent: 1.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into four series: Series 1: Brazilian music for voice and piano. Series 2: Brazilian music for piano. Series 3: Argentine Music. Series 4: Cuban Music. All music arranged alphabetically by the composer's last name.

Subjects: Folk music, National Music

Formats/Genres: Sheet music

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish;Castilian, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Brazilian sheet music from the period, ca. 1915-1945, many pieces bearing the stamp "Almirante" indicating the collection was originally amassed by Henrique F.D. Almirante (b. 1908), Brazilian singer, composer, scholar and collector active professionally in the 1930s-1950s. Publications from Casa Napoleao predominate. Consists largely of popular piano music or voice and piano editions, but also includes several works for violin and a few manuscript items. Includes dance music of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as works connected with Carnival festivities.

Also contains popular Argentine sheet music from the same time period, as well as popular Cuban sheet music from the 1960s.

Brazilian and Argentine collection acquired by Everett Helm sometime in the 1950s. Provenance of Cuban sheet music is unknown. Purchased by the University of Illinois Library from Tulane University's Inter-American Center for Musical Research in the late 1960s by librarian William M. McClellan, under the advice of ethnomusicologist Gerard Behague for Behague to use the collection for his research into the history of Brazilian Music. Only a portion of the Helm collection was acquired by the library to meet Behague's research needs.

Biographical Note

Gerard Behague was a member of the School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin from 1974 until his death. Born in Montpellier, France,√?¬† Behague spent his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He held a diploma from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music, a diploma (equivalent to the M.M.) from the University of Paris, and a Ph.D. from Tulane University, where he worked in the Inter-American Institute for Musical research.

Professor Behague began his career in musicology in 1966 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by teaching music history, American music, and Latin American music. He gradually moved towards increased interest in ethnomusicology, eventually starting a strong program in Latin American ethnomusicology that is currently maintained there by one of his UT students, Tom Turino.

From 1969-1977, he served as associate editor of the Yearbook for Inter-American Musical Research, and from 1974-78, he was editor of the journal Ethnomusicology. In 1980 he founded and subsequently edited the Latin American Music Review, a journal that provides a unique forum for academics from all of the Americas to publish in three languages. He was president of the Society for Ethnomusicology (1979-1981) and served on the board of directors of several professional associations.

Behague was particularly well known for his research on the music of Brazil, which he studied both as a music historian and as an ethnomusicologist. Among the books he wrote were his textbook, Music in Latin America: An Introduction (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1979), and Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Search for Brazil's Musical Soul (Austin, TX.: ILAS Monographs, UT Press, 1994).

Subject/Index Terms

Folk music
National Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Method: Collected first by Brazilian composer Almirante. Everett Helm then collected part of the collection from Almirante and built upon it through his own acquisitions. Deposited at Tulane University during the 1960s. Purchased by the University of Illinois Library, under the appeal of Gerard Behague, in the late 1960s, as Tulane University's Inter-American Center for Music Research had gone defunct and it was terminating its accompanying musicology library. Only a portion of Helm's collection was acquired by UIUC.

Related Materials: Everett Helm Manuscripts at the University of Indiana, Bloomington For more information please see http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/lilly/mss/html/helm.html.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Brazilian music for piano, ca. 1920s-1940sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: A-FAdd to your cart.

F. Octaviano T. d;Almeida, Samba Caracteristico : Dança Camponeza do Brazil, Op. 6;

Aida Albahary, White Botton;

José M. Abreu, How can one Sleep with such a Noise (Durma-se com barulho deste) : Fox-Charleston;

M. Albelda (arr. J. Alves Pinto), El Juicio Final : Habanera;

Aristides Borges, Chico Boia (Rei dos Comicos) : Maxixe de Sal√£o;

D. Ernestina India do Brasil, Harmonia Celeste : Valsa;

Irving Berlin, Say it with Music (Diga-O com Musica) : Schimmy;

Rodolphe Berger, La Faute des Roses : Valse Lente;

Roger Birge, Pardon! : Fox-Trot;

Sydney Baines, Destiny : Waltz;

Jo√£o Bifano, D... : Valsa Lenta;

Germano Benencase, Pic-Nic Tragico : Valsa;

Aristides M. Borges, Coração Cruel, op. 14 : Valsa;

J. Carvalho de Bulh√Ķes, Illus√Ķes de Amor : Valsa;

Costa Junior, Ai Marica : Samba do Sul 1919;

Francisco Carvalho, Fadinho da Sabina;

Carlos Gonçalves Cardoso, Veterano : Maxixe 1939;

Carlos T. de Carvalho, Olhar Dolente : Schottisch 1920;

Americo Costa, Em Teus Braços!.. : Valsa;

C. Cirne, Alice : valsa 1919;

J. Gabriel Costa, Amor Sublime : Schottisch 1919;

Costa Junior, A Rolinha : Samba do Sul 1919;

J.G. Christo, Como Ellas Amam!.. : Valsa 1921;

Carlos Gonçalves Cardoso, Vaidoso : Maxixe 1939;

Orestes Ciuffo, Quando sonho comtigo!.. : Valsa lenta 1919

Je Ne Toublierai Jamais : Valsa Lente 1919

, Ideal Desfeito : Schottisch 1919

Julieta : Schottisch 1919

Amour Volage... : Valsa lente 1919

Caras e Caretas : One-Step 1919

Madrigal : Schottisch 1919;

Costa Junior, Tango de Chegança 1919;

Julio Cristobal, Flor do Manac√° : Fado-Maxixe 1919;

H. Christiné, Phi-Phi : One-Step;

Caet, A ti sempre a mesma! : Valsa;

J. Garcia de Christo.., Gentil Mineira : Valsa;

Oscar Carneiro, Iracema : Valsa;

Carlos T. de Carvalho, Mariposa : Valsa 1920;

P.N. Cima, Rego Barros : Fox-Trot;

Carlos Gonçalves Cardoso, Profeta : Maxixe 1939;

V. Cernicchiaro, Gavotte : Violon 1919, A ?Aurore : Violon 1919, Au Loin!... 1919, Elle dort!..., op. 23, no. 3 1919, Sérénade italienne, 1919, Saltarello, op. 23 no. 6 1919, Nuit d,Ivresse, op. 23, no. 2 1919;

Syndulpha Dornellas, Evangelho da Saudade : Valsa, Collar de Rimas : Valsa;

F. J. Freire Junior, Eterno Idyllio : Valsa, Desordeiro : Maxixe;

José Francisco de Freitas, Café com Leite, op. 15 : Maxixe;

M. Faulhaber, Preludio, Pagina dAlbum;

A. Felix, Quizèra Amar-Te... : Schottisch;

E. de Freitas, Caprichos do Amor : Valsa;

F.J. Freire Junior, Coração Sensivel : Valsa Lenta

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J. Octaviano Gonçalves, Folhas dAlbum 1914

Pedro Galdrino, Meu Casamento : Schottisch manuscript;

Jean Gilbert, Puppchen : Two-step;

P. Goldberg and F. Magine (arr. Charles L. Cooke), Venetian Moon : Fox-Trot;

B. Pousa Godinho, Evocação : Valsa Lenta;

Francisca Gonzaga, Faceiro : Tango, Alegre-se Viuva : Tango 1919, N√£o Insistas Rapariga! : Polka 1919, Rosa : Valsa Caracteristica, Ga√ļcho : Tango Brazileiro;

Jo√£o Teixeira Guimar√£es (Jo√£o Pernambuco) (arr. Assis Republicano), Interrogando : Jongo;

Iwan dHunac, No Rancho : Samba Caracteristico do Sul 1924;

J.M. de Azevedo Lemos, Clea : Valsa 1920, Tarracha : Tango 1919;

Franz Leh√°r (arr. V.C.), Les Gigolettes : Fox-trot, Amor di Zingaro : Valzer;

Abdon Lyra, Esmeralda 1913;

O. Cardoso de Menezes, Samba dos Torcidas... 1922, Commigo √© na chincha!.. : Maxixe de Sal√£o 1921, Vou de Carreira : Samba 1921, Espere-Me, Aqui  (Wait Me Here) : Fox-Trot 1920;

Raul C. Moraes, Ahi... Bouvi√™r!... : Tango Caracteristico 1919, Jamais te esque√ßo  : Valsette-Intermezzo;

J. Menra, Minha Sogra Assentou Praça... : Maxixe de Salão;

Zé Boiadêro, O Boi no Telhado : Tango;

J. F. Machado, O Passo é Meu!... : Two Step and One Step;

Harry Mill, The Slow Glide : Schottisch;

O. Métra, La Mascotte : Quadrille;

Marius Costa, O Malho;

Carlos de Mesquita, Pastorale, 4th Valse Romantique, La Détraquée, 5th Valse Romantique, La Poule , 3rd Valse Romantique;

Abdon Milanez, Recorda√ß√Ķes de S. Paulo : Valsa;

Henrique Alves de Mesquita, Ali-Baba ou os Quarenta Ladr√Ķes : Grande Magica;

Esther Naiberger and Elisa Naiberger, Romance 1937, Primeiro Improviso 1938, Capricho 1938, Preludio 1938;

P. Nimac, Geraldine Farrar : Valse, Francisca Bertini : Valse lente;

Robert Nosger, Rajah Ahmadabad : Turkish Fox-Trot;

Archimedes de Oliveira, Caravana Miuda : Tango 1919

Folder 3: P-Z, with pieces of unidentified author at end of folderAdd to your cart.

Carlos Pagliuchi, Encrenca : Maxixe-Carnavalesco;

Jorge Peixoto, Sem Coração : Fox-Trot 1922;

Dagmar M. Chapot Prévost, Romance 1920, Désespérance 1920;

Albertino Pimentel, Ivette : Suite de Valses 1924;

Dagmar M. Chapot Prévost, Scherzo-Valsa 1920;

Carlos Pestana, Canção Perdida... : Valsa 1925;

Pedro de S√° Pereira, Galanterie et Seduction : Valsa Lenta, op. 37, Chanson du Matin : Valsa Lente;

Elpidio Pereira, Romance sem palavras numero um 1920, Romance sem palavras numero dois 1920, Valsa lenta 1920, Eterno Amor : Valsa;

Renaud, Dengozo : Maxixe;

Julio Reis, Recordando a Serenata : Intermezzo 1919,

Serpentina : Valsa,

Rosa Damasceno : Valsa;

Arturo la Rosa, Caraboo : Valsa sobre motivos da canção americana;

H. D. Ramenti, Savoia Valse;

(arr. Pedro Rocha), When Buddha Smiles : Jazz-Song : Fox-Trot;

Pattapio Silva, Oriental, op. 6;

F. Gurgulino de Souza, Dialogo de Amor : Valsa;

Antonio Sucupira, Só na Maciota : Maxixe 1920;

Eduardo Souto, Phone : One-Step, ...E a Pobre Guitarra Morreu.. : Fado-Tango, O Pranto do Fadista : Fado-Tango 1944, O Despertar da Montanha : Tango de Salão, No Rancho : Caterêtê á móda Paulista, Pourquoi Pas! : Valsa;

A. Sangiorgi, Héra : Valsa Boston, Fruscio di Seta : Valzer;

Robert Stolz, Queres ser mina (Und willst du nicht die Meine, na schon, dan nicht) : Schimmy-Fox-Trot;

A. Spatoa "15 (Pido la Palabra) : Tango Milonga!;

M. Scardigno, Recordação que Mata : Valsa Lenta;

J. Ferreira Torres, Semiramis : Tango 1919;

Tarelli-Nessans, Marcha dos Beijos;

Jo√£o Valdez, A Cigarra (La Cicala) : Marcha, no. 4 1920, A Cigarra (La Cicala) : Cake Walk, no. 2 1920, A Cigarra (La Cicala) : Entreacto-Valsa, no. 3 1920, A Cigarra (La Cicala) : Valsa, no. 1 1920;

Augusto Vasseur, What is This (O Que é Isto) : Black-Bottom;

Santoro Vicente, Rudy : Fox-Trot;

Gaudio Viotti, Ramon : Fox-Trot;

Chueca y Valverde, En La Tierra Como en el Cielo (O Gato Preto) : Valse;

Quirino Vieira, A Donzella Theodora : Quadrilha;

Emir Waldteufel, Violettes (Fruhlingskinder) : Valse, op. 148, Nid dAmour (Liebchens Heim) : Valse, op. 195;

Maurice Yvain, Oui Non : Shimmy-Fox-Trot, Hymno da Carta Constitucional (Hymno Portuguez)

Folder 4: Sheet music with multiple partsAdd to your cart.

Assis Valente "Pequena Endiabrada" manuscript;

R. Soares and M. Lago "Poleiro de Pato é no Chão : Batucada"


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