From Chords to Simultaneities: Chordal Indeterminacy and the Failure of Serialism

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FROM CHORDS TO SIMULTANEITIES
Chordal Indeterminacy and the Failure of Serialism

Nachum Schoffman

Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, Number 17

GREENWOOD PRESS

New York · Westport, Connecticut · London

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From Chords to Simultaneities: Chordal Indeterminacy and the Failure of Serialism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Musical Examples ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Part 1 - Indeterminacy of Progression 1
  • 1 - Indeterminacy in Tonal Functional Progression 3
  • 2 - Indeterminacy in Root Progressions of Thirds 9
  • 3 - Indeterminacy as a Result of Chromatic Extremism 29
  • 4 - The Threshold of Atonality 39
  • 5 - Determinacy as a Result of Repetition 49
  • 6 - Determinacy as a Result of Voice Leading 59
  • Part 2 - Indeterminacy of Members of Chords 67
  • 7 - Dissonance 69
  • 8 - Non-Harmonic Notes 77
  • Part 3 - Chords in Serial Music 99
  • 9 - Serial Justification of Chords 101
  • 10 - Octaves in Serial Music 109
  • Part 4 - Destructive Aspects of Indeterminacy 131
  • 12 - Abdication of Responsibility 133
  • 13 - Rejection of Meaning 143
  • 14 - Aftermath 149
  • References 155
  • Index 161
  • About the Author 169
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