Polymodality

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Polymodality

 

in music, the combining of different modes, using the same tonic (for example, the Lydian and Phrygian modes). Polymodality is encountered in contemporary music by such composers as B. Bartók, P. Hindemith, O. Messiaen, and S. S. Prokofiev.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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