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Twentieth-century harmony : creative aspects and practice

Author: Vincent Persichetti
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One of the most important books on contemporary music in the twentieth 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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Persichetti
ISBN: 0393095398 9780393095395
OCLC Number: 398434
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intervals --
Scale materials --
Chords by thirds --
Chords by fourths --
Added-note chords --
Chords by seconds --
Polychords --
Compound and mirror harmony --
Harmonic direction --
Timing and dynamics --
Embellishment and transformation --
Key centers --
Harmonic synthesis.
Responsibility: by Vincent Persichetti.

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