Cover of: Twentieth-century Harmony | Vincent Persichetti

Twentieth-century Harmony

Creative Aspects and Practice

1st ed

Published by Norton in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

One of the most important books on contemporary music to appear in this century. Here for the first time is an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in music of the first half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the nature of intervals in various contexts, discusses the modes and other scales employed in modern music, describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds, by fourths, and by seconds, of added-note chords and polychords; he deals with different types of harmonic motion, with harmonic rhythm and dynamic sand ornamentation, with harmonic behavior in tonality, polytonality, atonality and serial composition.

About the Edition

One of the most important books on contemporary music to appear in this century. Here for the first time is an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in music of the first half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the nature of intervals in various contexts, discusses the modes and other scales employed in modern music, describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds, by fourths, and by seconds, of added-note chords and polychords; he deals with different types of harmonic motion, with harmonic rhythm and dynamic sand ornamentation, with harmonic behavior in tonality, polytonality, atonality and serial composition.

Edition Notes

Bibliogr.

3

Classifications

Library of Congress
MT50.P455 T9

The Physical Object

Pagination
287 p. :
Number of pages
287

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL21090428M
ISBN 10
0393095398
LC Control Number
61-5615
Library Thing
45698
Goodreads
890009
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