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Analysis of Musical Form, The, 1st edition

  • James R. Mathes

Published by Pearson (October 2nd 2006) - Copyright © 2007

1st edition

Analysis of Musical Form, The

ISBN-13: 9780130618634

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The Analysis of Musical Form emphasizes aural comprehension, incorporates recent analytic methodologies, and addresses musical form as both process and design. KEY TOPICS: analysis of tonal design, thematic types and phrase structure, formal functions, musical texture, cadences and tonality, innovative approaches to formal processes in 20th century music; concepts of form as design and form as process MARKET: For readers interested in musical form and basic analytic techniques.

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements


List of Recorded Examples


Part I:  Formal Design and Structure: Analytic Concepts and Tools

   Chapter 1:    On the Nature of Musical Form                                 


                        Formal Design and Formal Structure                         

                        Formal Processes and Functions                                

                        Form, Style and Genre                       

                        Perception of Musical Form


   Chapter 2:    Tonal Design                                                              


                        Phrase, Cadence, and Key

                        Cadences and Segmentation

                        Tonal Design and Key Relations

                        Analysis of Tonal Design


   Chapter 3:    Thematic Design and Phrase Structure                      


                        Thematic Design

                        Motives and Themes


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