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Subject/Keyword
transformational theory
non-chord tone
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Miersma, Christopher
Supervisor and department
Klumpenhouwer, Henry (Music)
Examining committee member and department
Cliff, Gerald (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
Bor, Mustafa (Music)
Department
Department of Music
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-22T20:20:45Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Non-chord tone generalized interval systems are a music theoretical tool for analyzing the roles and functions of non-chord tones in music, independent of the methods used to label non-chord tones. Based on David Lewin's GIS, they provide a way to conceptualize changes in textural and motivic patterns of non-chord tones in terms of intervals. The formal framework of transformational theory also provides a number of analytical tools that can be adapted to the analysis of non-chord tones, as well as the capacity to develop new specialized analytical tools to fit analytical requirements. As a practical demonstration of the potential of non-chord tone generalized interval systems and some related transformations, two analytical essays are included: a statistical analysis of Mozart's variations on “Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman,” K. 265, and a motivic analysis of Brahms's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 51, no. 2.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3CH0F
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License granted by Christopher Miersma (miersma@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-13T01:00:34Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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