Music 701: Reading List:

Initial selections will be made from the materials listed below. Specific page numbers will be assigned in due course. Additional readings will be considered as the course develops.

  • Timothy Koozin, On Metaphor, Technology, and Schenkerian Analysis (Using technology in analysis)
  • Agawu, N. Kofi, "Analyzing Music Under the New Musicological Regime"
  • Agawu, V. Kofi, Playing with signs : a semiotic interpretation of classic music, (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1991). (R Spectrum, 1992 [LC Call No.: ML3838 .A317 1991]
  • Bent, Ian, "Analysis," The New Grove (London: MacMillan, 1980).
  • Bent, Ian, and William Drabkin, Analysis (London, MacMillan, 1987).
  • Berry, Wallace, Structural Functions of Music (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1976).
  • Brown, Matthew, ""Adrift on Neurath's Boat": The Case for a Naturalized Music Theory"
  • Burnham, Scott, "Theorists and "The Music Itself"
  • Carpenter, Patricia, "Grundgestalt as Tonal Function," Music Theory Spectrum 5 (1983)
  • Clifton, Thomas, Music as Heard (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983). (R Spectrum 1985)
  • Cooke, Nicholas, Music Analysis.
  • Dahlhaus, Carl, Analysis and Value Judgment (Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon, 1983).
  • Dubiel, Joseph, "On Getting Deconstructed"
  • Dunsby, Jonathan, and Arnold Whittal, Music Analysis in Theory and Practice (London, Faber, 1988).
  • Forte, Allen, The Structure of Atonal Music (New haven: Yale, 1973).
  • Forte, Allen, The American popular ballad of the golden era, 1924-1950 (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995. [LC Call No.: ML3477 .F67 1995]
  • Guck, Marion, "Music Loving, Or the Relationship with the Piece"
  • Kerman, Joseph, Contemplating Music (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985).
  • Lester, Joel, Analytic Approaches to Twentieth Century Music (New York: Norton, 1989).
  • Levarie, Siegmund, and Ernst Levy, Musical Morphology (Kent, OH: Kent State Press, 1983).
  • Lewin, David, Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987). [NB: not in library] (R Spectrum 1989)
  • McCreless, Patrick, "Contemporary Music Theory and the New Musicology: An Introduction"
  • Meyer, Leonard, Explaining Music (Chicago, U of Chicago Press, 1973).
  • Morris, Robert, Composition with Pitch Classes (New Haven: Yale, 1987). (R Spectrum 1989)
  • Nattiez, Jean Jaques, Music and Discourse (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).
  • Palisca, Claude, "Theory," The New Grove (London: MacMillan, 1980)
  • Parks, Richard, The Music of Claude Debussy (New Haven: Yale, 1989). (R Spectrum 1992)
  • Perle, George, Serial Composition and Atonality (Berkeley: UC Press, 1991)
  • Rahn, John, Basic Atonal Theory (New York: Longman, 1980). (R Spectrum 1982)
  • Reti, Rudolph, The Thematic Processin Music (New York: MacMillan, 1962).
  • Schenker, Heinrich, Free Composition (New York: Longman, 1979). (R Spectrum 1982)
  • Schoenberg, Arnold, Coherence (Lincoln NB: University of nebraska Press, 1994). (R Spectrum 1997)
  • Schoenberg, Arnold, The Musical Idea (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995). (R Spectrum 1997)