Genesis of a Music An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots, and Its Fulfillments, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 030680106X
ISBN-13: 9780306801068
Edition: 2nd 1979 (Reprint)
Authors: Harry Partch
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.24" tall
Weight: 1.716

Preface to the Second Edition
Author's Preface
Corporeal versus Abstract Music
From Emperor Chun to the Vacant Lot
American Musical Tendencies
An Introduction to Intonation
Definitions Pertaining to Intonation
The Language of Ratios
Basic Monophonic Concepts
Instruments for Demonstration
The Resources of Monophony
Analysis of the 5 Limit
Application of the 11 Limit
The One-Footed Bride
The Twenty-Eight Tonalities
The Question of Resolution
String and Voice Instruments and Their Notations
Percussion Instruments and Their Notations
The Backgrounds of Six Major Works
Intonations: Historic, Implied, Proposed
A Thumbnail Sketch of the History of Intonation
Pythagoreanism
Equal Temperaments
Just Intonations
Cents Values of Intervals
Tonality Relationships and Common Tones
Music--Theatre Works--Major Performances
Bibliography on Harry Partch
Recordings and Films
Chronology of Instruments
Works Cited
Additional Works Cited
Index

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