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Author Hayslett, Bryan, author.

Title Theory of prominence : temporal structure of music based on linguistic stress / Bryan Hayslett
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (unpaged) : illustrations
Series Elements in music since 1945
Cambridge elements. Elements in music since 1945.
Contents Tales of a Cellist -- On Prominence : Language and Music -- Rules for Analysis -- Analyses -- Conclusion
Summary "Many twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers have written music with rhythmic structures that must be understood through a framework distinct from even periodic meter, which has been a salient musical feature of Western classical music for centuries. This Element's analytical system outlines structure and phrasing in sections of music without even perceptible meter. Instead of entrainment to meter, Bryan Hayslett theorizes that listeners perceive rhythm in similar ways to how they perceive the rhythm of language. With gesture as the smallest organizational grouping unit, his analytical system combines Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff's generative theory of tonal music with Bruce Hayes's metrical stress theory from linguistics. The listener perceives the shape of a gesture according to the structure of its constituents, and larger-level phrasing is perceived through the hierarchical relationship of gestures. After developing a set of rules, the author provides analyses that outline temporal structure"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 01, 2022)
Subject Hyla, Lee, 1952-2014. Dream of Innocent III.
León, Tania. Pieces, cello.
Green, Anthony R., 1984- Scintillation II.
Takemitsu, Tōru. Orion.
Musical meter and rhythm.
Musical analysis.
Musical perception.
MUSIC / General.
Musical analysis
Musical meter and rhythm
Musical perception
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022034536
ISBN 9781108884402