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The Music of James Tenney: Volume 2: A Handbook to the Pieces

The Music of James Tenney: Volume 2: A Handbook to the Pieces

  • Author: Wannamaker, Robert

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Contents

  • Preface xiii
  • 1. 1952-59 (Early Works) 1
  • 1.1. Monody (1959) 3
  • 2. 1959-61 (Tape Music) 7
  • 2.1. Improvisations for Medea (1960) 7
  • 2.2. Collage #1 ("Blue Suede") (1961) 8
  • 3. 1961-64 (Computer Music) 9
  • 3.1. Analog #1 (Noise Study) (1961) 9
  • 3.2. Entrance/Exit Music (1962) 9
  • 3.3. Five Stochastic Studies (1962) 13
  • 3.4. Stochastic String Quartet (1963) and Stochastic Quartet (1963) 16
  • 3.5. Dialogue (1963) 22
  • 3.6. Radio Piece (1963) 27
  • 3.7. Ergodos I (1963) 28
  • 3.8. Phases (1963) 30
  • 3.9. Music for Player Piano (1964) 30
  • 3.10. Ergodos II (1964) 36
  • 3.11. String Complement (1964) and Instrumental Responses (1964) 38
  • 4. 1964-68 (Performance and the Social) 42
  • 4.1. Choreogram (1964) 42
  • 4.2. Chamber Music (1964) 42
  • 4.3. Maximusic (1965) 47
  • 4.4. Metabolic Music (1965) 47
  • 4.5. Three Theater Pieces (1965) 49
  • 4.6. Collage #2 ("Viet Flakes") (1966) 51
  • 4.7. A House of Dust (1967) and Letters to Gertrude Stein (1968) 60
  • 4.8. Fabric for Che (1967) 66
  • 4.9. Swell Piece (1967) 66
  • 5. 1969-73 (Process and Continuity) 67
  • 5.1. For Ann (rising) (1969) 67
  • 5.2. Quiet Fan for Erik Satie (1970/1971) 67
  • 5.3. Hey When I Sing These 4 Songs Hey Look What Happens (1971) 74
  • 5.4. Postal Pieces (1965-71) 75
  • 5.5. For 12 Strings (rising) (1971) 97
  • 5.6. In the . . . Mode (1971, 1973) 99
  • 6. 1972-79 (Canons and the Harmonic Series) 103
  • 6.1. Clang (1972) 103
  • 6.2. Quintext: Five Textures (1972) 103
  • 6.3. Canon (1973) 117
  • 6.4. The Chorales Series (1973-75) 118
  • 6.5. Spectral CANON for CONLON Nancarrow (1974) 124
  • 6.6. Orchestral Study: The "Creation Field" (1974) 124
  • 6.7. Three Harmonic Studies (1974) 126
  • 6.8. Three Pieces for Mechanical Drum (1974-75) 134
  • 6.9. Three Pieces for Drum Quartet (1974-75) 145
  • 6.10. Symphony (1975) 160
  • 6.11. Harmoniums #1, #4, and #5 (1976-78) 161
  • 6.12. Saxony (1978) 169
  • 6.13. Three Indigenous Songs (1979) 172
  • 7. 1980-85 (Harmonic Spaces) 173
  • 7.1. Harmoniums #2, #3, #6, and #7 (1980-2000) 173
  • 7.2. Chromatic Canon (1980/1983) 178
  • 7.3. Band (1980/1983) 190
  • 7.4. Septet (1981) 193
  • 7.5. Glissade (1982) 199
  • 7.6. Two Koans and a Canon (1982) 217
  • 7.7. Voice(s) (1982/1984) 220
  • 7.8. deus ex machina (1982) 226
  • 7.9. Bridge (1984) 229
  • 7.10. Koan for String Quartet (1984) 229
  • 7.11. Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps (1985) 229
  • 7.12. Water on the mountain . . . Fire in heaven (1985) 257
  • 8. 1986-94 (Transition and Tradition) 259
  • 8.1. The Road to Ubud (1986) 259
  • 8.2. Rune (1988) 264
  • 8.3. Critical Band (1988) 275
  • 8.4. Tableaux Vivants (1990) 275
  • 8.5. Three New Seeds (1991) 288
  • 8.6. Pika-Don (1991) 290
  • 8.7. "Ain't I a Woman?" (1992) 298
  • 8.8. Flocking (1993) 300
  • 8.9. Cognate Canons (1993) 301
  • 8.10. Forms 1-4 (1993) 307
  • 8.11. Ergodos III (1994) 315
  • 9. 1994-2006 (Spectra and Diaphony) 318
  • 9.1. In a Large, . . . (1994-95) 318
  • 9.2. Three Pages in the Shape of a Pear (1995) 318
  • 9.3. The Spectrum Series (1995, 2001) 320
  • 9.4. Diapason (1996) 333
  • 9.5. 'Scend for Scelsi (1996) 337
  • 9.6. Diaphonic Study (1997) 340
  • 9.7. Diaphonic Toccata (1997) 341
  • 9.8. Diaphonic Trio (1997) 342
  • 9.9. Song 'n' Dance for Harry Partch (1999) 343
  • 9.10. Seegersong #1 and Seegersong #2 (1999) 349
  • 9.11. Last Spring in Toronto (2000) 352
  • 9.12. Prelude and Toccata (2001) 357
  • 9.13. (Fontana) Mix for Six (Strings) (2001) 359
  • 9.14. To Weave (a meditation) (2003) 361
  • 9.15. Essay (after a sonata) (2004) 364
  • 9.16. Just Another Bagatelle (2004) 367
  • 9.17. For Piano and . . . (2005) 368
  • 9.18. Panacousticon (2005) 370
  • 9.19. Arbor Vitae (2006) 372
  • 10. Music in Popular Styles 373
  • 10.1. Three Rags for Pianoforte (1969) 373
  • 10.2. "Listen . . . !" (1981/1984) 375
  • 10.3. Blues Canon (from "Listen . . . !") (1981) 376
  • 10.4. Nathan's Song (1983) 376
  • 10.5. Sneezles (an encore) (1985/1995/2000) 376
  • 11. Arrangements 377
  • 11.1. Maple Leaf Rag 377
  • 11.2. Stoptime Rag 377
  • 11.3. General William Booth Enters into Heaven 377
  • 11.4. Blues for Annie 378
  • 11.5. Beatles Song Arrangements 378
  • 11.6. Five Studies for Player Piano 378
  • Notes 379
  • References 407
  • Index 417