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Twentieth Century: Theory

  1. General Reference
  2. Instruments/Orchestration
  3. Composers & Their Art
  4. Notation
  5. Twentieth Century: Theory
  6. Twentieth Century: History

  7. MCR: Books and Articles

Author: Dallin, Leon
Title: Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition, 3rd ed.
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown, 1974.
LC Call No.: MT40 .D22 1974

Author: Kostka, Stefan
Title: Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music.
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990.
LC Call No.: MT40 .K87

This book covers music from the early part of the century through minimalism and the neo-tonality of the 1980s. He expains scale formations, chords and simultaneities, melody and voice leading, harmonic progression and tonality, form, serial and non-seri al atonality, acoustic and electronic timbres and textures, and other aspects of modern music.

Author: Perle, George
Title: Serial Composition and Atonality, 5th ed.
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
LC Call No.: MT40 .P45 1968

Author: Persichetti, Vincent
Title: Twentieth-Century Harmony.
Publisher: New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1961.
LC Call No.: MT50.P455 T9

Author: Wittlich, Gary, editor
Title: Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music.
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975.
LC Call No.: ML197 .A8

Author: Wuorinen, Charles.
Title: Simple Composition.
Publisher: New York: Longman, 1979.
LC Call No.: MT40 .W9