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New Musical Resources

New Musical Resources

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  • Date Published: April 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521499743

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  • Since its original publication in 1930, Henry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer. In 1971, Virgil Thomson hailed it as "a classic." For this new edition, David Nicholls has provided an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's text. The essay traces the sources for the book and attempts to place Cowell's theories in the broader context of musical modernism.

    • A classic text on contemporary music
    • Written by one of America's most famous twentieth-century composers
    • The centenary of Cowell's birth falls in 1997
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521499743
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.366kg
    • contains: 56 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Tone Combinations:
    1. The influence of overtones in music
    2. Polyharmony
    3. Tone-quality
    4. Dissonant counterpoint
    Part II. Rhythm:
    1. Time
    2. Metre
    3. Dynamics
    4. Form
    5. Metre and time combinations
    6. Tempo
    7. Scales of rhythm
    Part III. Chord Formation:
    1. Building chords from different intervals
    2. Tone-clusters
    Notes on the text David Nicholls
    Henry Cowell's New Musical Resources David Nicholls.

  • Author

    Henry Cowell

    With contributions by

    David Nicholls

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