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Harmonic Function in Chromatic Music

Harmonic Function in Chromatic Music Author Daniel Harrison
ISBN-10 0226318087
Release 1994-05-28
Pages 337
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The highly chromatic music of the late 1800s and early 1900s includes some of the best-known works by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Cesar Franck, and Hugo Wolf. Yet until now, the harmonic complexity of this repertory has resisted the analytic techniques available to music theorists and historians. In this book, Daniel Harrison builds on nineteenth-century music theory to provide an original and illuminating method for analyzing chromatic music. One of Harrison's central innovations is his reconstruction of the notion of harmony. Harrison understands harmonic power to flow not from chords as such but from the constituents of chords, reckoned for the most part as scale degrees of a key. This insight proves especially useful in analyzing the unusual progressions and key relations that characterize chromatic music. Complementing the theoretical ideas is a critical history of nineteenth-century German harmonic theory in which Harrison traces the development of Hugo Riemann's ideas on dualism and harmonic function and examines aspects of Riemannian theory in the work of later theorists. Combining theoretical innovations with a sound historical understanding of those innovations, Harmonic Function in Chromatic Music will aid anyone studying this pivotal period of Western music history.



Pieces of Tradition

Pieces of Tradition Author Daniel Harrison
ISBN-10 9780190244477
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 224
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This book is about how music "in a key" is composed. Further, it is about how such music was composed when it was no longer compulsory to do so, starting a few years before the First World War. In an eclectic journey through the history of compositional technique, Daniel Harrison contends that the tonal system did not simply die out with the dawn of twentieth century, but continued to supplement newer techniques as a compelling means of musical organization, even into current times. Well-known art music composers such as Bartok, Hindemith, Prokofiev, and Messiaen are represented alongside composers whose work moves outside the standard boundaries of art music: Leonard Bernstein, Murice Durufl?, Frank Martin, Xiaoyong Chen. Along the way, the book attends to military bugle calls, a trailer before a movie feature, a recomposition of a famous piece by Arnold Schoenberg, and the music of Neil Diamond, David Shire, and Brian Wilson. A celebration of the awesome variety of musical expressions encompassed in what is called tonal music, Pieces of Tradition is a book for composers seeking ideas and effects, music theorists interested in its innovations, and all those who practice the analysis of composition in all its modern and traditional variations.



Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth Century Music

Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth Century Music Author David Kopp
ISBN-10 0521028493
Release 2006-12-21
Pages 292
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David Kopp's book develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms. The emphasis is on explaining chromatic third relations and the pivotal role they play in theory and practice. The book traces conceptions of harmonic system and of chromatic third relations from Rameau through nineteenth-century theorists such as Marx, Hauptmann and Riemann, to the seminal twentieth-century theorists Schenker and Schoenberg and on to the present day. Drawing on tenets of nineteenth-century harmonic theory, contemporary transformation theory and the author's own approach, the book presents a clear and elegant means for characterizing commonly acknowledged but loosely defined elements of chromatic harmony, and integrates them as fully fledged entities into a chromatically based conception of harmonic system. The historical and theoretical argument is supplemented by plentiful analytic examples.



The Oxford Handbook of Neo Riemannian Music Theories

The Oxford Handbook of Neo Riemannian Music Theories Author Edward Gollin
ISBN-10 9780195321333
Release 2011-12-22
Pages 648
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In recent years neo-Riemannian theory has established itself as the leading approach of our time, and has proven particularly adept at explaining features of chromatic music. The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories assembles an international group of leading music theory scholars in an exploration of the music-analytical, theoretical, and historical aspects of this new field.



Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought

Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought Author Alexander Rehding
ISBN-10 1139436716
Release 2003-05-01
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Generally acknowledged as the most important German musicologist of his age, Hugo Riemann (1849–1919) shaped the ideas of generations of music scholars, not least because his work coincided with the institutionalisation of academic musicology around the turn of the last century. This influence, however, belies the contentious idea at the heart of his musical thought, an idea he defended for most of his career - harmonic dualism. By situating Riemann's musical thought within turn-of-the-century discourses about the natural sciences, German nationhood and modern technology, this book reconstructs the cultural context in which Riemann's ideas not only 'made sense' but advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German. Riemann's musical thought - from his considerations of acoustical properties to his aesthetic and music-historical views - thus regains the coherence and cultural urgency that it once possessed.



Classical Form

Classical Form Author William E. Caplin
ISBN-10 9780199881758
Release 2000-12-28
Pages 320
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Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale organization of complete movements. It emphasizes the notion of formal function, that is, the specific role a given formal unit plays in the structural organization of a classical work.



Music and Twentieth century Tonality

Music and Twentieth century Tonality Author Paolo Susanni
ISBN-10 9780415808880
Release 2012
Pages 158
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This book explores the web of pitch relations that generates the musical language of non-serialized twelve-tone music and supplies both the analytical materials and methods necessary for analyses of a vast proportion of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in a simple, clear, and systematic manner to promote an easily accessible and global understanding of this music. Since the chromatic scale is the primary source for the pitch materials of 20th-century music, common sub-collections of the various modes and interval cycles serve as the basis for their mutual transformation. It is precisely this peculiarity of the non-serialized twelve-tone system that allows for an array of pitch relations and modal techniques hitherto perceived difficult if not impossible to analyze. Susanni and Antokoletz present the principles, concepts, and materials employed for analysis using a unique theoretic-analytical approach to the new musical language. The book contains a large number of original analyses that explore a host of composers including Ives, Stravinsky, Bartók, Messiaen, Cage, Debussy, Copland, and many more, providing insight into the music of the tonal revolution of the twentieth century and contributing an important perspective to how music works in general.



Int gral

Int  gral Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057462999
Release 2007
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Modalogy

Modalogy Author Jeff Brent
ISBN-10 9781476841304
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 240
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(Jazz Instruction). Primarily a music theory reference, Modalogy presents a unique perspective on the origins, interlocking aspects, and usage of the most common scales and modes in occidental music. Anyone wishing to seriously explore the realms of scales, modes, and their real-world functions will find the most important issues dealt with in meticulous detail within these pages. Logical illustrations accompany in-depth examinations of chordal harmonies, cadential motions, and progressions. This book is perfect for both music students and teachers, as either a course in itself or to augment any theory curriculum.



Journal of Schenkerian Studies

Journal of Schenkerian Studies Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057462668
Release 2007
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Curious and Modern Inventions

Curious and Modern Inventions Author Rebecca Cypess
ISBN-10 9780226319445
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 307
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'Curious and Modern Inventions' offers an insight into the motivating forces behind music, tracing it to a new conception of instruments of all sorts - whether musical, artistic, or scientific - as vehicles of discovery.



George Russell s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization The art and science of tonal gravity

George Russell s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization  The art and science of tonal gravity Author George Russell
ISBN-10 0970373902
Release 2001
Pages 252
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"A reconstruction of traditional music theory. The book provides the resources for composing, improvising ano analyzing all equal tempered music."



Journal of Music Theory

Journal of Music Theory Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015035643546
Release 1995
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Journal of the American Musicological Society

Journal of the American Musicological Society Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040459383
Release 1998
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Harmony for Computer Musicians

Harmony for Computer Musicians Author Michael Hewitt
ISBN-10 9781435456730
Release 2010
Pages 298
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Home music producers now have access to a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and FX devices on their computers -- devices that had previously been available only in expensive hardware forms. Although computer musicians often show a high degr



Narratives of incidental Music in German Romantic Theater

Narratives of  incidental  Music in German Romantic Theater Author Elizabeth Sara Paley
ISBN-10 WISC:89070220710
Release 1998
Pages 604
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A Language of Its Own

A Language of Its Own Author Ruth Katz
ISBN-10 9780226425986
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 352
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The Western musical tradition has produced not only music, but also countless writings about music that remain in continuous—and enormously influential—dialogue with their subject. With sweeping scope and philosophical depth, A Language of Its Own traces the past millennium of this ongoing exchange. Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible relationship between intellectual production and musical creation gave rise to the Western conception of music. This evolving and sometimes conflicted process, in turn, shaped the art form itself. As ideas entered music from the contexts in which it existed, its internal language developed in tandem with shifts in intellectual and social history. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed music to explain itself from within, creating a self-referential and rational foundation that has begun to erode in recent years. A magisterial exploration of a frequently overlooked intersection of Western art and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores music to its rightful place in the history of ideas.