University of South Carolina
School of Music

BAIN MUSC 525
Post-Tonal Theory

Fall 2018


MUSC 525 | Grove/Oxford | Harvard Dictionary | JSTOR | Naxos | USC OPAC | WorldCat


C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
1.

Pitch and Interval (Ch. 1)

2. Pitch-Class Sets (Ch. 2)
3. Segmentation & Analysis
Set Properties &
Relationships (Ch. 3)
5. Centricity & Referential
Collections (Ch. 5)
6. Motive, Voice Leading &
Harmony (Ch. 4)
7. Serialism (Ch. 6)

GROVE BIOS
Schoenberg, Berg & Webern
Debussy & Ravel
Bartók & Stravinsky
Cowell, Ives &Varèse
Babbitt
Messiaen, Boulez & Stockhausen
Krenek & Dallapiccola
Berio, Ligeti & Lutoslawski

Copland, Bernstein & Barber
Cage
& Feldman
Riley, Reich, Glass & Adams

Carter & Crumb
Gubaidulina, Shchedrin & Schnittke
Adčs & Saariaho

News

Wed., Oct. 17 will be an open Q & A session on Homework Assignments 10-12
and the Exam 2 Practice Test

Exam 2 will take place on Fri., Oct 26

Homework

Read Ch. 3 Some Additional Properties and Relationships

Complete Homework Assignments 10-12 (pdf)

Exam 2 Practice Test

Quotable

x

For any set, the pitch classes it excludes constitute its complement.... Two sets are abstract complements if they belong to complement-related set classes.

y
– Joseph N. Straus, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

Required Textbook

Joseph N. Straus, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 4th ed. (New York: Norton, 2016).
{Table of Contents | GB}

Course Documents

  1. Fall 2018 Syllabus (pdf)
  2. Practice Tests
  3. Handouts
  4. Listening & Analysis
  5. Bibliography
  6. Mathematical Terms & Concepts

Chapter/Lecture Overviews

  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Segmentation & Analysis (pdf)
  4. Chapter 3
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 4
  7. Chapter 6

Software for Post-Tonal Theory

  1. PC Polygon Assistant
  2. Other Apps
  3. Atonal Assistant, v2.2d
  4. Twelve-Tone Assistant, v2.4d
  5. Software for Post-Tonal Theory by other developers

Set Class Lists

  1. Under Tn/TnI
  2. Under Tn
  3. Under TnM/TnMI
  4. Other

Twelve-Tone Resources

  1. Schoenberg, Style and Idea (1975)
  2. Webern, The Path to New Music (1932-33) {Archive.org}
  3. Row Forms in the Serial Works of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern {London; CCARH}

Analytical Media

  1. Allen Forte Electronic Archive at the University of North Texas {AFEA}
  2. Arnold Schoenberg Center {ASC}
  3. Joseph N. Straus
  4. Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Explore the Score {ExploreTheScore.org}

Digital Scores

  1. Alexander Street
  2. IMSLP

Bibliographies

  1. BAIN MUSC 525 Post-Tonal Theory
  2. BAIN MUSC 725 Contemporary Styles II (1945-1980)
  3. BAIN MUSC 726B Music & Mathematics
  4. Séminaire MaMuX {IRCAM)

Ear-Training

Friedmann, Michael L. 1990. Ear Training for Twentieth-Century Music. New Haven: Yale University Press. {GB}

History

Taruskin, Richard. 2010. Music in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB}

______________. 2010. Music in the Late Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB}

References

Forte, Allen. 1973. The Structure of Atonal Music. New Haven: Yale University Press. {GB}

Lewin, David. 2007. Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB}

Morris, Robert. 1987. Composition with Pitch Classes. New Haven: Yale University Press. {GBd}

Rahn, John. 1980. Basic Atonal Theory. New York: Schirmer. {GBd}

Straus, Joseph N. 2016. Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 4th ed. New York: Norton. {GB}

Schuijer, Michiel. 2008. Analyzing Atonal Music: Pitch-Class Set Theory and Its Contexts.
      Rochester: University of Rochester Press. {GB}

Tymoczko, Dmitri. 2011. A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice.
      New York: Oxford University Press. {GB}

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ASC - Arnold Schoenberg Center; GB - Google Books; MTO - Music Theory Online

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Updated: October 15, 2018

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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