Week 4 (Sep 16): Serialism

Last updated on September 19th, 2019 at 03:27 pm GMT.

This week you will learn about 12-tone serial techniques and the variety of ways this can be implemented. You’ll learn how to identify row forms, do a row count, make a matrix, and interpret serial pieces. You will also do a guided analysis of a piece by Ruth Crawford Seeger, “Prayers of Steel” from Three Songs.

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Week 6: Webern, Variations for Piano, Op. 27 (Analysis Symposium #1)

Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 08:46 pm GMT.

For our first analysis symposium, we will focus on a classic piece by Anton Webern, his Variations for Piano, Op. 27.

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Download the score from the readings folder.

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Week 5: Serialism

Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 08:46 pm GMT.

This week you will learn about 12-tone serial techniques and the variety of ways this can be implemented. You’ll learn how to identify row forms, do a row count, make a matrix, and interpret serial pieces. You will also do a guided analysis of a piece by Ruth Crawford Seeger, “Prayers of Steel” from Three Songs.

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