Modified contrapuntal conventions: stability and instability in the neotonal music of Hindemith

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Kevin Uppercue (Creator)
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J. Kent Williams

Abstract: 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 interval resolution is presented. An analysis of an interlude from Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis demonstrates applications of the methodology and particularly how specific intervallic treatments permeate various levels of structure.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
Consonance, Counterpoint, Dissonance, Hindemith, Neotonal
Hindemith, Paul, $d 1895-1963 $x Criticism and interpretation
Hindemith, Paul, $d 1895-1963. $t Ludus tonalis
Etler, Alvin, $d 1913-1973 $x Criticism and interpretation
Music $y 20th century $x History and criticism

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