Title: Tonality and Atonality in Sixteenth-Century Music
Author: Edward E. Lowinsky
Description: Second printing, 1962. Pictorial card wraps. Light soiling to front cover; spine scuffed and creased; small chip at head of spine. Previous owner's name and stamped price on ffep; light pencil notation on a few pages. Index. xiii, 101 pp. 10.25 x 7 inches.
A study in the harmonic logic of those sixteenth-century maestri whose musical explorations led them beyond the confines of modality and to the discovery of the "free" harmonic world. The study also covers the emergence and growth of modern, i.e. eighteenth-century major and minor mode, "tonality," of the devices that support the great suspension bridge forms of classical sonata music.
Foreword by Igor Stravinsky. Contents: Introduction; I. Frottola and Villancico; II. From Dunstable to Josquin and Palestrina; III. The Theorist's View; IV. Floating Tonality and Atonality in Sixteenth-Century Music; V. Consolidation of Tonality in Balletto and Lute Ayre; VI. Tonality in Dance Music; VII. Tonality and Statistics; Conclusion; Notes; Addendum (Franchino Gafori on bagpipe playing over unchanging bass); Index.
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: University of California Press
Place: Berkeley and Los Angeles
Keywords: musicology, music theory, harmony, classical music,
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