Harmonic Functional Mixture
AdvisorPomeroy, David B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMelody and accompaniment are the principal parts or layers of homophonic composition. It is possible for the tonal forces developed within them to contradict each other. When this occurs, and at least one of the layers is tonal, their relationship is characterized as being tonally layered. Tonal layering occurs in the music of Gabriel Fauré because of his practice of melodic harmonization, using a tonal-modal system. The theory of tonal layers is presented and various works of Fauré are analyzed, using a methodology based on the theory.
Degree ProgramGraduate College