Twentieth-Century Techniques in Selected Works for Solo Guitar Serialism

Author: Raisor, Steven
Year:1999
Pages:136
ISBN:0-7734-7914-7
978-0-7734-7914-2
Price:139.95
Although the 12-tone technique is one of the more important compositional techniques of this century, there is virtually no scholarly writing on 12-tone pieces for guitar. This work explores the 12-tone technique of composition as applied to the solo guitar, undertaking a comparative analysis of four works which exploit this technique. The pieces chosen represent four individual styles of 12-tone composition.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

1.Introduction

2.Impromptus – Richard Rodney Bennett

3.Composition for Guitar – Milton Babbitt

4.Five Pieces for Solo Guitar, No. 1 – Dennis Aplvor

5.Three Lullabies – Barbara Kolb

6.Conclusion

Appendices: A - Matrices, Imbricated Segments, and Series Location Charts; B – Milton Babbitt; C – Denis Aplvor; D – Barbara Kolb

Selective Bibliography