Harry Partch: And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma

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Harry Partch's tuning system is an important contribution to tuning theory, and his music is original and significant. Part One of this study presents a brief biography of Partch, a discussion of his musical aesthetics (Monophony and Corporeality), and a technical summary of his tuning system. These elements are placed in historical perspective. Part Two presents a comprehensive analysis of "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma," discussing the organization of formal, textural, rhythmic, linear, and tonal elements in the thirty-four "verses" of the work. Part Two concludes by showing how large-scale structure in the work is achieved ... continued below

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vi, 105 leaves: ill., music

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Nicholl, Matthew James August 1982.

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Harry Partch's tuning system is an important contribution to tuning theory, and his music is original and significant. Part One of this study presents a brief biography of Partch, a discussion of his musical aesthetics (Monophony and Corporeality), and a technical summary of his tuning system. These elements are placed in historical perspective. Part Two presents a comprehensive analysis of "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma," discussing the organization of formal, textural, rhythmic, linear, and tonal elements in the thirty-four "verses" of the work. Part Two concludes by showing how large-scale structure in the work is achieved through an overlay process.

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Nicholl, Matthew James. Harry Partch: And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma, thesis, August 1982; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504588/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .