The shifting modal centers and pervasive chromaticism
are typical of free composition in this style.
However, the prominence given to these features varies during the decade under scrutiny: while the early exploratory works exhibit a high level of chromaticism
Many of his pieces are also packed with bold harmonies that expand our students' understanding of tonal harmony and more importantly, extended tonal harmony, modal harmony and chromaticism
Composed in a conventional three movement format (Tintinnabulations, Elegies: Lamentations, Tarantella), Warnaar self-imposed a composition limitation of only using the "white notes" of the major scale in order to "remove the possibilities of some of the harsh dissonances of the full chromatic scale." This lack of chromaticism
gives a certain freedom to the composer for the tonality continually being redefined.
19 and 21, 25), along with liberal use of chromaticism
, and key changes to blur the tonal center, paint a harmonic picture of a vast landscape free of boundaries.
His former use of intense tonal chromaticism
and elaboration of signs at the limit of geometry, is enriched in these new works by the incorporation of a new symbolism, a reference to art history, and allegorical allusions.
1 [Winter 1990]: 37-73); or Walter Everett's survey of structural chromaticism
in Simon's music (in Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis, ed.
(Godard, obsessed as always with connecting his work with the traditions of Western art, no doubt also has in mind the convention of three-dimensional painterly effects, from Renaissance parapet paintings to Chardin's drawers, pipes, and knives showily extending into the viewer's space.) Occasionally resorting to the Fauvist chromaticism
he introduced in Eloge de l'amour, Godard allows his color-distorted images to flourish with intensely tinted flowers (psychedelic daisies, eye-searing poppies), shoved into the foreground so they may intrude into our space, and fixates on found loveliness: the bonfire of a woman's .Botticellian inane, a yellow X pulsing on a rain-slicked crosswalk, snowflakes glittering in the air like a slow shower of crystals.
The music of Alfred does indeed include features that are deemed Wagnerian, such as characteristic motifs, chromaticism
, thick orchestration, emancipated orchestra.
Chapters discuss chromaticism
within and beyond tonality in Germany and Austria; Neoclassicism; early interests in color, noise, and new sonorities; extensions of the 12-tone system in and outside Vienna; the continuation and development of trends established before World War I and new trends between the wars; atonal and 12-tone techniques after World War II; musique concrete, electronic, and aleatoric movements; and composers in Europe, the US, Latin America, and Eastern Asia since the mid-1940s.
essentially allow the same sort of claims to be made about diatonic structure and its relation to triadic chromaticism
The CBSO, under Adrian Lucas, began with a portentous theme on strings with enough chromaticism
to hint that something forbidding, maybe frightening, was on its way.