Sesquialtera

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Recording of Zoltán Pongrácz's Sesquialtera for two-channel tape. Title taken from the name of an organ register that coincides with the proportions Pongrácz uses to create sound material (by multiplying each Hertz with 3 and 5). The proportions effect the range of pitches, as well as rhythm, movement, and form. All of the sound material is synthesized. The piece was composed in the studios of Hungarian Radio in 1979 with the collaboration of István Horváth, sound engineer.

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1 sound recording (7 min., 29 sec.)

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Pongrácz, Zoltán 1979.

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  • Main Title: Sesquialtera
  • Series Title: MISAME

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Recording of Zoltán Pongrácz's Sesquialtera for two-channel tape. Title taken from the name of an organ register that coincides with the proportions Pongrácz uses to create sound material (by multiplying each Hertz with 3 and 5). The proportions effect the range of pitches, as well as rhythm, movement, and form. All of the sound material is synthesized. The piece was composed in the studios of Hungarian Radio in 1979 with the collaboration of István Horváth, sound engineer.

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1 sound recording (7 min., 29 sec.)

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  • 1979

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  • Jan. 23, 2018, 8:59 a.m.

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  • April 5, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

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Pongrácz, Zoltán. Sesquialtera, audio recording, 1979; Bourges, France. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062680/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.