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Simple composition

Author: Charles Wuorinen
Publisher: New York : C.F. Peters, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Wuorinen
ISBN: 0938856065 9780938856061
OCLC Number: 30811597
Notes: Originally published: New York : Longman, ©1979.
Description: vii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Basic nature of the 12-tone system. Ch. 1 On the 12-tone system. Tonal and 12-tone systems --
12-tone system introduced --
Composition, analysis, and perception --
Ch. 2 Fundamental principles and definitions. Pitch-based musical systems --
Order versus content --
Definitions --
pt. 2 Surface of compositions. Ch. 3 Surface. Ch. 4 Rhythm. Ch. 5 Melody. Melodic construction --
Chord tone distribution --
Voice leading --
Ch. 6 Revision. Register --
Octaves --
Duration --
Other considerations --
pt. 4 Structure. Ch. 7 12-tone pitch system : elements and operations. Numerical notation --
Operations --
Ch. 8 12-tone pitch system : further operations. Multipicative transformation --
Rotation --
Remarks --
Ch. 9 12-tone pitch system : extensions. Derivation --
Partitioning --
Combinatoriality --
Remarks --
Ch. 10 Rhythmic organization : the time-point system. Fundamental principles --
Elements and operations --
Time-pitch correlation --
pt. 4 Form. Ch. 11 Form and composition. Ch. 12 Formal organization : Extending the time-point system. Basic divisions : from sectional structure to foreground rhythm --
Nesting method.
Responsibility: Charles Wuorinen.

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