Williams, J. Kent

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Luigi Dallapiccola's first twelve-tone work : an analytical study of compositional techniques in cinque frammenti di saffo 2007 6141 "Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975) is considered the foremost Italian composer of twelve-tone music. While the culmination of his efforts resulted in masterpieces such as Quaderno musicale di Annalibera, in which the transformation of a single row is th...
Good vs. evil: the role of the soundtrack in developing a dichotomy in "Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone" 2011 16821 Scholars have noted various characteristics of John Williams's film music, such as the presence of character-based themes and leitmotivic composition that creates score unity. What scholars have failed to address, however, is the link between these e...
Music and patterns 2011 1072 This paper examines and compares three theorists' treatments of the overtone series and their influence on concepts of tonality such as scale construction and chord roots. Special attention is paid to Ernst Terhardt's assertions that listeners are aw...
The emancipation of consonance: a pedagogical approach to distinguishing between consonance and harmonic stability 2012 1985 Modern pedagogical approaches to consonance have three problems in common: they often conflate consonance with subjective cultural factors, they do not account for the most recent psychological research, and they do not adequately explain musical phe...
Modified contrapuntal conventions: stability and instability in the neotonal music of Hindemith 2013 5018 This paper presents an analytical methodology for neotonal music that is based upon the writings of Hindemith (1942) and Etler (1974). After establishing a gradation that orders intervals from the most stable to the most unstable, a theory of interva...