Olivier Messiaen's Concept of Tonality

Du Plessis, Stephen James (1998) Olivier Messiaen's Concept of Tonality. Masters thesis, University of South Africa.

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Abstract

The dissertation identifies three types of tonality: scalic/modal, melodic, and harmonic. Scalic/modal tonality and melodic tonality are known to have been existent in Antiquity. Messiaen adheres to these ancient types of tonality and also harmonic tonality. Messiaen uses these types of tonality in his own combinations -- his concept of tonality is revealed to be highly complex.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Messiaen, o. Tonality, Modal tonality, Scalic tonality, Melodic tonality, Harmonic tonality Expanded tonality.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Comparative
Depositing User: Mr Jude Abhulimen
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 11:13
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/1242

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