Maria Lúcia Pascoal, "A Prole do Bebê n.1 e n.2 de Villa-Lobos: estratégias da textura como recurso composicional," Per Musi – Revista Acadêmica de Música – n.11, 136 p., jan-june 2005
Villa-Lobos’s A Prole do Bebê N.1 and N.2: aspects of texture and composition techniques
Abstract: This study presents an investigation that aims at observing harmonic, rhythmic, textural and timbre
materials in Villa-Lobos’s A Prole do Bebê N.1. and N.2, and the compositional techniques in the aspects concerned
to texture in vertical and horizontal dimensions. The methodological procedures involved the selection of materials
and the more representative musical examples and the application of SALZER (1982)’s techniques of analysis
when necessary. One concludes that Villa-Lobos’s compositional processes combine Brazilian aspects of rhythm
and melodic lines into an original synthesis.