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The Structure of Atonal Music

The Structure of Atonal Music Author Allen Forte
ISBN-10 0300021208
Release 1973-01-01
Pages 224
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Describes and cites examples of pitch-class sets and relations in atonal music.

The Structure of Atonal Music

The Structure of Atonal Music Author Allen Forte
ISBN-10 0300016107
Release 1973-01-01
Pages 224
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Describes and cites examples of pitch-class sets and relations in atonal music.

Analyzing Atonal Music

Analyzing Atonal Music Author Michiel Schuijer
ISBN-10 1580462707
Release 2008
Pages 306
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An engaging study -- the first ever -- of the principles used by noted scholars to unravel the masterpieces of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and other modernists.

Serial Composition and Atonality

Serial Composition and Atonality Author George Perle
ISBN-10 0520074300
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 164
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Widely recognized as the definitive work in its field ever since its original publication in 1962, Serial Composition and Atonality remains an unsurpassed introduction to the technical features of what is probably the most revolutionary body of work since the beginnings of polyphony. In the analysis of specific compositions there is first and last of all a concern with the musical surface--an attempt to trace connections and distinctions there before offering any deeper-level constructions, and to offer none where their effects are not obvious on more immediate levels of musical experience. In this sixth edition of the book, George Perle employs the new and more consistent terminology for the identification of transpositional levels of twelve-tone sets that he first proposed in Twelve-Tone Tonality (1977).

The Harmonic Organization of the Rite of Spring

The Harmonic Organization of the Rite of Spring Author Allen Forte
ISBN-10 0300105371
Release 2005-01
Pages 160
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Forte here applies his analytical approach as set forth in The Structure of Atonal Music to one of the monuments of modern music. Together the introduction and the analysis, with its more than 100 musical examples, both illuminate the structure of the work and demonstrate the way in which Forte's method may be applied in the analysis of complex music. [This study] is welcome and long overdue. The influence of Allen Forte on contemporary music theory has been enormous, and The Harmonic Organization of The Rite of Spring has importance for a number of serious musicians, particularly, for disciples and others interested in set-theoretic approach, and for those interested in Stravinsky's work..Seeing the theory applied consistently to a specific work can show if it provides any true illumination of the work..This study should not be ignored.-Frank Retzel, Notes

The Atonal Music of Anton Webern

The Atonal Music of Anton Webern Author Allen Forte
ISBN-10 030020759X
Release 2014-01
Pages 416
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The Austrian composer Anton Webern (1883-1945) is one of the major figures of musical modernism. His mature works comprise two styles: the so-called free atonal music composed between 1907 and 1924, and the twelve-tone serial music that began in 1924 and extended through the remainder of his creative life. In this book an eminent music theorist presents the first systematic and in-depth study of the early atonal works, from the George Lieder, opus 3, through the Latin Canons, opus 16. Drawing on music-analytical procedures that he and other scholars have developed in recent years, Allen Forte argues that a single compositional system underlies all of Webern's atonal music. Forte examines such elements as pitch, register, timbre, rhythm, form, and text setting, showing how Webern displaced the functional connections of traditional tonality to create a totally new sonic universe. Although the main thrust of the study is music-analytical in nature, Forte also considers historical context and significant biographical aspects of the individual works, as well as word-music relations in the music with text.

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908 1923

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg  1908 1923 Author Bryan R. Simms
ISBN-10 0195351851
Release 2000-11-16
Pages 286
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Between 1908 and 1923, Arnold Schoenberg began writing music that went against many of the accepted concepts and practices of this art. Largely following his intuition during these years, he composed some of the masterpieces of the modern repertoire--including Pierrot lunaire and Erwartung--works that have since provoked a large, though fragmented, body of critical and analytical writing. In this book, Bryan Simms combines a historical study with a close analytical reading of the music to give us a new and richer understanding of Schoenberg's seminal work during this period.

Twelve tone Tonality

Twelve tone Tonality Author George Perle
ISBN-10 0520033876
Release 1977
Pages 174
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In this classic work, George Perle argues that the seemingly disparate styles of post-triadic music in fact share common structural elements. These elements collectively imply a new tonality as "natural" and coherent as the major-minor tonality that was the basis of a common musical language in the past. His book describes the foundational assumptions of this post-diatonic tonality and illustrates its compositional functions with numerous musical examples.The second edition of "Twelve-Tone Tonality" is enlarged by eleven new chapters, some of which are "postscripts" to earlier chapters--clarifying, elucidating, and expanding upon concepts discussed in the original edition. Others discuss new developments in the theory and practice of twelve-tone tonality, including voice-leading implications of the system and dissonance treatment.

A Theory of Music Analysis

A Theory of Music Analysis Author Dora A. Hanninen
ISBN-10 9781580461948
Release 2012
Pages 530
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This book introduces a theory of music analysis--a language and conceptual framework--that analysts can use to delve into aspects of segmentation and associative organization in a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present. Rather than a methodology, the theory provides analysts with a precise language and broad, flexible conceptual framework that they can when formulating and investigating questions of interest and develop their own interpretations of individual pieces and passages. The theory begins with a basic distinction among three domains of musical experience and discourse about it: the sonic (psychoacoustic); the contextual (or associative, sparked by varying degrees of repetition); and the structural (guided by a specific theory of musical structure or syntax invoked by the analyst). A comprehensive presentation of the theory (with copious musical illustrations) is balanced with close analyses of works by Beethoven, Debussy, Nancarrow, Riley, Feldman, and Morris -- Publisher summary.

Serial Composition

Serial Composition Author Reginald Smith Brindle
ISBN-10 9780193119062
Release 1966
Pages 210
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Introductory text covering all the most important aspects of serial composition, including discussion of melody-writing, twelve-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, orchestrations, etc.

Introduction to Post Tonal Theory

Introduction to Post Tonal Theory Author Joseph N. Straus
ISBN-10 9780393938838
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 396
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Now published by Norton, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, with additional coverage of transformational theory and voice leading. The Fourth Edition helps students identify key theoretical points and guides them through the process of analysis, while also offering new recently composed musical examples—all at an exceptional value.

Instrumentation and orchestration

Instrumentation and orchestration Author Alfred Blatter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045648246
Release 1997
Pages 508
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Intended for Orchestration and Composition courses for majors.

A Geometry of Music

A Geometry of Music Author Dmitri Tymoczko
ISBN-10 9780195336672
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 450
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In this groundbreaking book, Tymoczko uses contemporary geometry to provide a new framework for thinking about music, one that emphasizes the commonalities among styles from Medieval polyphony to contemporary jazz.

Algorithmic Composition

Algorithmic Composition Author Mary Simoni
ISBN-10 9780472035236
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 249
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Algorithmic Composition offers new ways of thinking about the organization of sound that we call music

Music Analysis in Theory and Practice

Music Analysis in Theory and Practice Author Jonathan Dunsby
ISBN-10 0571100694
Release 1988
Pages 250
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Music Analysis in Theory and Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Music Analysis in Theory and Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Music Analysis in Theory and Practice book for free.

Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis

Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis Author Allen Forte
ISBN-10 0393951928
Release 1982
Pages 397
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This book is intended to serve as a basic textbook on Schenkerian analysis, the analytical approach developed over a period of many years by the Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935).

New Musical Resources

New Musical Resources Author Henry Cowell
ISBN-10 0521499747
Release 1996-03-28
Pages 177
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Since its original publication in 1930, Henry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer. In 1971, Virgil Thomson hailed it as "a classic." For this new edition, David Nicholls has provided an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's text. The essay traces the sources for the book and attempts to place Cowell's theories in the broader context of musical modernism.