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Twelve-Tone Composition Prepared by Vaclav Nelhybel

Twelve-Tone Composition Prepared by Vaclav Nelhybel

In the early 1960s, composer Vaclav Nelhybel recorded a series of music education albums for Scholastic Records. William Geib narrates a lecture prepared by Nelhybel demonstrating twelve-tone composition, sometimes called dodecaphony (from the Greek dodeka: twelve and phon: sound or voice), which emerged in the early 20th century as new or progressive music. This recording breaks down the complexity of the music into sixteen segments complete with music examples performed by a woodwind quartet. Detailed liner notes including musical notation illustrating different concepts accompany the recording.

Track Listing

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From Tonality to Atonality William Geib 6:47
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Building a Twelve-tone Series William Geib 4:24
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Musical Themes in a Twelve-tone Series William Geib 1:32
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Series Forms: Original, Retrograde, Inversion, Retrograde- Inversion William Geib 3:30
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Creating Vertical Patterns: Two-part, Three-part and Four- part Composition William Geib 5:49
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Transposing a Series William Geib 1:04
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Symetric Series William Geib 2:05
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All-interval Series William Geib 2:41
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Harmony: Chords: Tonic, Dominant, Subdominant; Tonality, Cadence William Geib 5:33
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Chord-foreign Notes William Geib 3:06
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Tension and Resolution: Consonance and Dissonance; Tonality Atonality; Diatonic; Chromatic William Geib 5:10
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Intervals William Geib 1:37
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Scales: Chromatic; Whole-tone; Major; Minor; Minor Melodic; Gypsy or Oriental; Chinese or Pentatonic William Geib 4:54
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Transposition William Geib 0:59
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Demonstration of Various Terms: Polytonality; Horizontal; Vertical; Homophony; Polyphony William Geib 4:58
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Retrograde Mirror Form William Geib 1:27
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