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Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Daniel Harrison


Tonality continued to be a viable compositional technique well after it was claimed to have been made obsolete by novel developments around the turn of the twentieth century. The attention of music theorists understandably shifted to explaining these new approaches, and the continuation of tonal practices was not studied in general, but only in relation to individual composers. This book picks up theories of tonality where they were abandoned and develops them in light of tonal practices of the last century, focusing on common principles underlying the music of composers of both art and popula ... More

Keywords: Tonality, Contemporary Music, Music Analysis, Music Theory, History of Music Theory, Harmony

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190244460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Harrison, author
Allen Forte Professor of Music Theory, Yale University

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