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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 37–61.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Guy Capuzzo This article examines Elliott Carter’s most extensive forays into the theory and practice of musical silence: the 2005 composition Intermittences and the 1957 lecture “Sound and Silence in Time: A Contemporary Approach to the Elements of Music.” Taken together, the piece and the lecture...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (2): 245–276.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis This article explores the functions of silence in common-practice music, with an emphasis on the characteristics of perceived silence as distinct from notated and acoustic silence. Context is shown to guide listening in complex ways that enable the same acoustic silence...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 209–229.
Published: 01 October 2019
... interpretations of formal drama and the plotting of narrative. The central analytic section of the article presents a taxonomy of six compositional strategies for making tonal alterations: alterations in silence, immediate alterations, thick alterations, multiple alterations, alterations without adjustment...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 October 1999
..., although in Corea’s compositions parallel fourths and fifths are also evident. Exam- ple 2 presents two textures contracting in contrary motion, mm. 20–21 and mm. 38–39 of “Crystal Silence.”11 Voice leading in contrary motion 260 Example 2. “Crystal Silence: From Chick Corea (Litha Music Co...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 435–456.
Published: 01 October 2001
... that the sound board could also be tapped with fingertips. Therefore, in the scores of the earliest pieces based on the timbre system—Threnody (published in 1961), Dimensions of Time and Silence and Fluorescences (printed in 1962), as well as the String Quar- tet No. 1 (issued for the first time in 1963...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 85–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., Silence: Sibelius’s Tempest Music and the Invention of Late Style .” In Sibelius and His World , ed. Grimley Daniel M. , 186 – 226 . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Harris Simon . 1980 . “ Chord-Forms Based on the Whole-Tone Scale in Early Twentieth- Century Music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (1): 41–101.
Published: 01 April 2003
... separated by silence, with homophonic texture basically in quarter notes. The segments are alter- nately loud and soft. The first four measures of phrase 2 proceed in the same fashion. Then, in the latter half of the phrase the pacing abruptly doubles, treating the preceding melodic idea in diminution...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 419–431.
Published: 01 October 2013
... of North Indian classical music, Richard Widdess (chapter 5) identifies “phrases” in an improvised alap by highlighting both relatively long silences or interonset intervals between successive tones (i.e., the temporal proximity of tones within a phrase), as well as intermittent pulsation (within...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 171–229.
Published: 01 April 2000
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 225–283.
Published: 01 October 2012
.... in Weinstock 1971, 431). Lippmann fails to offer substantial evidence for his position, but he has in his favor Bellini’s silence on the question of transposition in his published scores. When first editions of his operas appeared, Bellini was quick to complain of errors, but he seems never to have...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2017
... . 2013 . “‘The Voice in Silence’: Hugo Riemann's Pausenlehre and Its Psychological Implications.” Journal of Musicological Research 32 / 4 : 287 – 313 . Kirk Geoffrey Stephen Raven John Earle . 1957 . The Presocratic Philosophers . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in Hall’s excellent chapter 6, which deals with Berg’s planning for the forms of the second and third acts, focusing on the function of transitions between each scene. Of particular interest is her discussion of Berg’s sketches for the care- fully notated silences at the end of act II as the soldiers...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 October 2007
... and theoretical investigation is “Ahkreanvention,” the compositional philosophy and graphic- notation system that AACM trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith developed for scoring improvisational performance in fundamental units of rhythm, sound, and silence...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (2): 315–347.
Published: 01 October 1999
.... “In the silence of my lonely room . . . ” Cole Porter’s intense work habits, reliance on pre-compositional out- lines, and depth of musical preparation separated him from many earlier composers. The tradition of Tin Pan Alley, from which the popular bal- lads of the twenties and thirties descended...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 April 2015
...,� but to a contiguous segment of music surrounded by silences. Such contigu- ous segments are a useful way into� an unfamiliar passage because they can � � � be identified�� �� by �rote ��and because � � they �� usually correspond� ��one-to-one...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 119–143.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- sidering whether one hears in this measure of silence an implied reso- lution to F of the prolonged dominant on C, or a further continuation of that harmony. One’s interpretation of this measure largely defines the character of the gesture beginning in m. 100 (which, incidently, brings...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 433–449.
Published: 01 October 2013
... to the early 1960s. It is a reading that emphasizes a strong devotion to the series as a relatively fixed methodology throughout the “long decade” of compositional innovation and maturity and suggests that Boulez’s silence on theoretical issues between 1965 and 1976...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 April 2010
... somehow be good to look at (or listen to). The challenge might result from a work’s being minimal (a black square, an empty white canvas, four and a half minutes of silence) or shocking (a pickled animal 2  In the fall of my junior year, I encountered a scruffy, deigned to translate...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 53–86.
Published: 01 April 2012
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 213–262.
Published: 01 October 2016
... . Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Lewin David . 1959 . “Re: Intervallic Relations between Two Collections of Notes.” Journal of Music Theory 3 / 2 : 298 – 301 . ———. 1960 . “Re: The Intervallic Content...