JAYASINGHE, Rohan

PhD University of Queensland 2011 Pages:

The application of serial technique to tonal music: the emancipation of consonance

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This thesis proposes that aspects of serial technique, founded by Arnold Schoenberg nearly a hundred years ago, can be applied to tertian harmony. The result is a novel harmonic language based on tertian structures, yet construed to be devoid of any central gravitating tone, or key. Whether such a language is tonal or atonal, and to what degree, is contentious...

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